A father and son tramping in the the Abel Tasman National
Park were rescued by helicopter yesterday after receiving
burns from a spilt camping stove.
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at
around 9.15pm yesterday to an accident at Tonga Quarry Camp
in Tonga Bay.
A man in his 50s and his 14-year-old son received burns from
boiling water when the camp stove they were using was
accidentally knocked over.
As the rescue helicopter was unable to land due to the nature
of the location, an onboard intensive care paramedic was
winched down to administer medical care.
The pair were then winched aboard the helicopter and flown to