Police rescue team called to help lost tramper
A woman who got lost during a walk near Mt Taranaki is being assisted by police to get back on the right track.
A police spokesman said the female tramper, who is in her 40s, called for help about 2.40pm on Friday after she took a wrong turn in the Egmont National Park, near the Mangorei track.
He said search and rescue staff were in contact with the woman via text message. The tramper was well prepared, including having full wet weather gear, a survival blanket and food, he said.
New Plymouth Constable Craig O'Doherty said the woman's mobile phone had been used to keep track of her location.
About 5pm, a rescue crew were sent to go and meet up with the tramper in order to accompany her out, he said.