A wife's nagging may have saved a man's life.
The man and his companion had been on a three-week hunting trip in Fiordland - but 30 hours of constant rain left him hypothermic and with chest pains.
The pair weren't planning on taking a personal locator beacon - but did after being talked into it by the wife of one of the men, and Southern Lakes Helicopter staff.
They were able to activate it, and were later picked up by the rescue helicopter.
The man was airlifted to Invercargill by the rescue helicopter, and he's now recovering at home.
Rescue Coordination Centre spokesperson Conrad Reynecke says the locator beacon averted a potentially very serious situation.
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