Hunters rescued near Mt Cook
Two hunters have been rescued in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park after getting ''bluffed'' in heavy snow.
The two men were forced to spend the night waiting for help after they became stuck in ''unstable'' snow, preventing them from moving up or down, Twizel Constable Joe Rush said.
''Snow conditions were basically so unstable yesterday, they bluffed themselves where they couldn't go up or down. They've managed to call out on a [satellite] phone this morning, requesting assistance,'' he said.
Aoraki/Mt Cook Alpine Search and Rescue went to their aid by helicopter, eventually reaching the pair at 1.30pm.
The men were part of a hunting party of four. Mr Rush said both men were uninjured and were taken to Liebig Hut in the Murchison Valley.
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