A Scottish woman's moonlight
walk on a rocky and remote West Coast beach ended in a
five-hour ordeal after she fell 5m and broke her
The woman had been with a partner for a walk on Murphys
Beach, north of Knights Point, Haast, about 9.30pm on Sunday,
when she fell on the rocks. Her partner then had to leave her
and walk out to call for help.
With the NZCC Rescue Helicopter busy on a job in Westport, a
Queenstown helicopter had to be called in, landing on the
beach and finally airlifting the woman out at 2am. She was
flown to Dunedin for medical attention.