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Mount Ngauruhoe rescue prompts warning for other trampers

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 5 Sep 2023, 3:43PM
The two men were cold and frightened and unsure how to descend Mt Ngāuruhoe. Photo / NZ Police
The two men were cold and frightened and unsure how to descend Mt Ngāuruhoe. Photo / NZ Police

Mount Ngauruhoe rescue prompts warning for other trampers

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 5 Sep 2023, 3:43PM

A rescue on Mount Ngauruhoe is prompting warnings for other trampers.

A helicopter had to pluck two lightly dressed walkers from near the summit on Saturday, wearing street shoes, jeans, t-shirts and hoodies.

Land Search and Rescue head Carl McOnie says they carried out 436 rescues last year.

He says they don't like to worry people by revealing the cost of rescues.

McOnie explained they don't want people to put off calling when they're in dangerous situations.

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