A rescue helicopter has been scrambled to search for two
hunters lost in the snow in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park.
A helicopter had been sent to Liebig Hut in the Murchison
Valley to try to communicate with the hunters, said police
mid-south Canterbury area commander Inspector Dave Gaskin.
"Weather conditions aren't flash with low cloud. If we can
get to the hut then we might be able to find out where they
are, then we can take some steps.
"But we are very much in a fact-finding phase at the
Mr Gaskin said police received a call from the missing party
via satellite phone earlier today, however it was "extremely
distorted and muffled''.
The hunters' conditions were unknown.