Emergency officials pick up stranded trampers

07:59, Feb 26 2013

Emergency officials yesterday picked up four trampers who were stranded by heavy rain and high water in the Dobson Valley area.

An Omarama man and a former resident, now living in Australia, tried to walk out but then decided to wait out the water at a hut, said Senior Constable Brent Swanson of Tekapo police.

Rescuers also encountered a Wanaka couple who were stranded on a shingle bank and had camped out waiting for the rough weather to pass.

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The Timaru Herald