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A tramper in a serious condition was admitted to Dunedin Hospital after getting into trouble in Mount Aspiring National Park yesterday afternoon.
A police spokeswoman said police were advised at 2.15pm that a tramper had suffered an injury and needed assistance.
The tramper was believed to have been on a guided expedition through the park.
It was understood weather was not a factor.
The call to emergency services was made by the tramper's guide and a helicopter was called to airlift them out, the police spokeswoman said.
St John spokesman Gerard Campbell said the Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter from Queenstown attended the scene.
The patient was transported to Dunedin Hospital's emergency department, he said.
No details were available last night about the tramper's gender, age or the injuries suffered.