Emergency call-out to assist injured teen on New Plymouth's Paritutu Rock

Emergency services were called to assist an injured teen on New Plymouth's Paritutu Rock after he broke his ankle near ...
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Emergency services were called to assist an injured teen on New Plymouth's Paritutu Rock after he broke his ankle near the summit. (File Photo).

An alpine rescue crew and ambulance staff were called on to rescue an injured teen off New Plymouth's Paritutu Rock on Thursday night.

The alarm was raised about 8.40pm by a friend of the 18-year-old man, who had slipped on the track and broke his ankle.

A police spokeswoman said the teen was about five metres from the summit but had been unable to bear any weight on his foot.  

He was being cared for by a female, who was with him at the time, she said.

She said ambulance staff requested help from the police alpine rescue team to assist with getting the man safely down.

 - Stuff

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