Rescue underway on Pouakai Ranges for cold and wet trampers

Rescuers will be walking two trampers down off the Pouakai Ranges.
Andy Jackson

Rescuers will be walking two trampers down off the Pouakai Ranges.

Search and rescue staff have headed up to Pouakai hut to rescue two trampers that were "cold and wet and a little bit lost".

A police spokeswoman said they had called emergency services after becoming stuck at the hut on the top of the Pouakai Ranges in Egmont National Park near Mt Taranaki.

The spokeswoman said staff were preparing to head up to the pair at 1.30 on Thursday afternoon and would walk them out of the park.

Police are resucing two trampers stuck on the Pouakai Ranges.
MARION VAN DIJK/FAIRFAX NZ

Police are resucing two trampers stuck on the Pouakai Ranges.

The pair had food and water, and were not in immediate danger, she said.

 - Stuff

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