Tramper rescued

18:44, Feb 10 2013

A tramper who had broken his arm near Lake Pukaki was rescued yesterday morning and taken to Timaru Hospital.

The 56-year-old Mosgiel man was tramping in the Glentanner area and activated his rescue beacon shortly before 10pm last night.

Twizel Police constable Joe Rush said the man had injured his arm negotiating a river bed. The Mt Cook Department of Conservation search and rescue team located the man at 12.40am and spent the night with him before he was taken out by a helicopter yesterday morning. He was suffering from a broken arm and taken to Timaru by an ambulance.

Two French men also raised alarm after they became lost on Mt Cook on Thursday night.

"They both work at Mt Cook and successfully navigated the Ball Pass Crossing but then darkness fell and they lost there way and were forced to spend the night out.

"They were able to walk out unassisted in the morning."


The Timaru Herald