Tourist hit by boulder

04:12, Jan 15 2014

A Swiss woman was hit by a falling boulder on Mt Ngauruhoe today.

The woman, 27, was descending the mountain when a climber above her dislodged a boulder.

She evaded the main force of the boulder, but suffered a suspected compound fracture to her arm and a cut to her head.

The boulder was described by a witness as a monster.

The woman was taken off the mountain by the Taupo rescue helicopter.

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