A man in his early 60s, travelling with four other North
Island hunters, slipped and could not move without pain after
injuring his leg and groin in the Pike River area on
The man's companions used a satellite radio to call for his
rescue yesterday about 10am.
He was flown by helicopter directly to the Lakes District
Hospital, Queenstown, for treatment.
Senior Constable Alan Johnston, of Te Anau, said just as
police search and rescuers returned, they were called out
again yesterday to rescue a 57-year-old Australian fisherman
from the Waiau River at 1pm.
The man had slipped on a rock and broken his ankle.
He was transferred at the Southern Lakes Helicopters hangar
to a St John ambulance and taken to Southland Hospital.