13.4 C
Auckland
Monday, April 15, 2024

Popular Now

Man missing in Tararua Ranges found

The man in his 70’s reported missing in the Tararua Ranges since Monday has been found.

He was located alive just before 7pm by family members participating in the search around Ohau Gorge.

His family remained with him while support was organised to airlift him out of the area, evacuating him around 8:30pm to Palmerston North Hospital.

“We are so pleased to be able to share this news. Obviously, he has been through quite an ordeal after spending close to three days in the Ranges, but the community rallied together determined for him to return home, and he will,” says Inspector Ashley Gurney.

“We have had Police Search and Rescue, LandSAR trackers and search dogs on the ground, and Amateur Radio Communications (ARERC) providing communications support – plus support from the Royal New Zealand Airforce NH90 helicopter, Amalgamated Helicopters in the air and the Rapid Relief Team.

In addition to these volunteers, a number of friends and family joined the search yesterday.

“A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone involved, and over the past few days, for giving up your time and providing your expertise to our efforts.”

The man is receiving medical care and remains in the company of his loved ones.

Promoted Content

Source:NZ Police

No login required to comment. Name, email and web site fields are optional. Please keep comments respectful, civil and constructive. Moderation times can vary from a few minutes to a few hours. Comments may also be scanned periodically by Artificial Intelligence to eliminate trolls and spam.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest

Trending

Sport

Daily Life

Opinion

Wellington
broken clouds
9.7 ° C
9.9 °
8.3 °
89 %
2.1kmh
75 %
Sun
14 °
Mon
16 °
Tue
16 °
Wed
16 °
Thu
15 °
-- Free Ads --spot_img