Injured tramper found safe

Last updated 10:02 19/05/2014

Relevant offers

A man left at the Shelter Rock hut by tramping buddies after leg trouble days ago was found by Queenstown police at 1pm this afternoon.

Senior Constable Julian Cahill said the man was found walking back to a car parked at Muddy Creek in the Rees Valley. The group, made up of three friends parked at Muddy Creek a few days ago with the intention of tramping a circuit around the Dart River area.

However, one of the group started having leg problems, and it was decided to leave him at the hut to recuperate and walk back to the car. When the pair who pressed on finished, they discovered their mate had not been heard of, and the car had not been moved.

Police sent a team into the area this morning. It was about a five hour walk from Muddy Creek to the Shelter Rock Hut, but the team managed to tackle a lot of the terrain with a 4WD.

Communication difficulties meant that there was no explanation on why the man had stayed so long in the hut, just that he was safe, Cahill said. 

Ad Feedback
Stimes strap contact us
Contact us

Contact details for The Southland Times and community newspapers.

photographer, camera
Photo orders

Order copies of images taken by Southland Times photographers.

st strap Communites
Our E-Editions

Read our free publications online.

Win with the Times

Win with us!

Stl paper logo
Subscriber services

Click here for subscriber news and information.

Special offers
Opinion poll

How much food do you waste?

None - what we don't eat goes to the pigs

Not much. We have a few leftovers - most of it gets eaten the next day

More than I'd like. I'm always throwing away veggies I haven't used

Vote Result

Related story: Southlanders waste food

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content

Daily diversions
Cartoons by Chicane, aka Mark Winter


Today's puzzles


Your Family News
Birth notices and anniversaries


View marriage and birth notices from around the region

Death notices

Death Notices

View obituaries from around the region