A Chilean tramper was rescued by helicopter this morning
after spending a night lost in the Tararua Range.
The 29-year-old tourist became disorientated near Mt
Holdsworth in the Tararua Forest Park near Masterton
He had gone to Mt Holdsworth for a day hike and lost the
track on his return journey to Holdsworth Lodge.
He alerted authorities by phone. Police said last night that
he was not equipped for an overnight stay in the forest park.
Rescue helicopter could not reach his location yesterday due
to low cloud, but five volunteer search teams were sent to
the area overnight.
He was found by helicopter this morning and brought safely to
- By Wairarapa Times Age