A woman with a broken ankle was rescued from the ski field on Mt Taranaki yesterday afternoon.
The Taranaki Community Rescue Helicopter tried to reach her around 2:30pm, but weather conditions meant the mission was called off and the helicopter returned to base.
Three police search and rescue staff members, a member of the Taranaki Alpine Cliff Rescue and a medic went by foot from the Stratford Plateau and took the woman to Maunganui Lodge where she was stabilised.
The woman, who was a visitor to the region, was taken down the mountain by stretcher around 5:00pm and transferred to Taranaki Base Hospital by ambulance.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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