Wanaka team advance to World Rescue Challenge

Photo: Kelly O'Neill
Photo: Kelly O'Neill
The Wanaka Road Crash Rescue Team have won the Australasian Rescue Challenge for the second year in a row.

As well as taking away the overall winners prize at the competition in Dubbo, NSW, Australia, last week, they also came first in the ''Entrapped'' and ''Controlled'' challenges and ''Best Team Leader'' was awarded to team member Tony Wellman.

Australasian Road Rescue Organisation president Mark Roche said Wanaka had beaten a ''top-class field of 21 teams'' to be crowned the champions.

Next for the winning team of Tony Wellman, Jarrod Wellman, Mark Strang, Rob Thorp, Jodie Rainsford and Travis Purnell is the World Rescue Challenge in France beginning in September.

Pictured taking part in the ''Controlled'' challenge are Wanaka team members Mark Strang (left) and Rob Thorp.

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