Rescue effort after fishing trip fall

BLAIR ENSOR
Last updated 12:53 03/02/2014

Relevant offers

North Canterbury

Two major smashes in North Canterbury Driver flees scene after 150kmh police pursuit Powerboat floods after hitting rocks 4.3 quake rocks North Canterbury Miniature pony stolen by 'thieving scumbags' Wounded man walks 1km after crash Man suffers head injuries in crash Enable expands fibre network Homebush emerges from ruins Kaiapoi to make the best of red zone

A rescue effort is underway near Hanmer Springs after a woman fell in a river while fishing.

Emergency services were called to the incident on Hanmer Springs Rd, north of the bridge over the Waiau River, about 11.45am.

A police communications spokeswoman said a woman fell in the river while fishing but managed to scramble onto rocks.

Her companion phoned for help, the spokeswoman said.

Emergency services were trying to work out how to get to the woman. 

A helicopter could not be used because of power lines in the area, the spokeswoman said.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Comments

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content