Pair rescued after helicopter crash near Otematata

A helicopter crash in the Hawkdun Ranges, near Otematata in Waitaki, left two people stranded on a hillside.

The Rescue Coordination Centre said it received a beacon alert at 1.40pm yesterday from the crashed aircraft.

A Maritime New Zealand spokesman said a rescue helicopter from Dunedin arrived at the scene and found the pair standing nearby, uninjured.

They were flown to a local homestead about 2.20pm.

More details to come

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