Trampers rescued after camp stove accident

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 Nelson Hospital.



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