Discussion in 'Other outdoors, sports, huts and tracks' started by Dundee, Jul 5, 2013.
ooooo, west coast fire works display
"Search for missing hunter"
A pig hunter has been reported missing in the Wairarapa.
Police were alerted just after 7 o’clock this evening.
Two men were hunting earlier today and became separated when one of them started chasing a pig.
The hunter who stayed behind called Police when he was unable to find his mate.
Police and search and rescue volunteers will now assemble and search for the missing hunter, who is wearing light clothing and gumboots.
[MENTION=198]Dundee[/MENTION] if he's wearing red bands he'll be fine!!
[MENTION=5945]223nut[/MENTION] gumboots saved the day
"Pig hunter found"
The pig hunter reported missing in the Wairarapa earlier this evening has been found.
Two men were hunting in Waiohine Gorge in Tararua Forest Park earlier today and became separated when one of them started chasing a pig.
Police and search and rescue volunteers assembled to search for the missing hunter.
However, while the team was preparing to mount a search, the hunter walked out of Waiohine Gorge.
He is cold but otherwise fine.
Police would like to thank search and rescue volunteers for responding to the call for help.
While officers are pleased the hunter is safe and well, Police remind anyone going into the bush to always wear appropriate clothing for the environment and conditions.
Hunter missing in Blue Mountains near Balclutha,dog teams and SAR are there.
AND take a Personal Locator Beacon PLB (EPIRB) with you...
Said he's fired some shots so is either hurt or bushed, be getting a bit peckish after two nights out.
Search continues for missing hunter in Otago's Blue Mountains | Stuff.co.nz
Would have been cold and wet last night...hoping for a good result for the lad lost in there!
He has been found alive
The daft thing is, its not that big a hunting area, with farm land around most of it, some forestry on the eastern side. He basicly just had to walk downhill and annoy a farmer to use his fone to get picked up.
Glad he's OK tho.
Another reminder. She was lucky.
"Police rescue solo hiker from Mount Tongariro "
A woman was rescued from Mount Tongariro this afternoon and Police are reminding hikers to take precautions in these testing conditions.
The 26-year-old was walking alone through the Tongariro Alpine Crossing before her crampon became loose and she slipped on ice.
She was heading towards the summit.
Finding herself in a precarious position and unable to move up or down the mountain, she called a friend who called 111.
Two tourists walking approximately 500 metres behind her heard also heard her screams and called emergency services.
Rescuers from LandSAR RARO (Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation) quickly located her while in Taupo’s Greenlea rescue helicopter.
After being dropped off by the helicopter, two rescuers climbed down the side of the ridge and assisted her back to the ridge, before the rescue helicopter took the rescuers and her back to the base of Ruapehu.
Senior Constable Barry Shepherd of Taupo Police says the woman had a lucky escape as she sustained no injuries:
“She was very shaken, tired and distressed as a result of being stuck in such a precarious position.
“It’s been a beautiful day here but the icy conditions make it hazardous for hikers who are not properly equipped.
“It’s not enough to just walk with crampons in these conditions.
Hikers must have an ice axe too.”
Further safety advice for outdoor activities can be found at adventuresmart.org.nz
Police Media Centre
Tramper overdue in Tararua Forest Park"
Search and Rescue teams from Palmerston North, Levin and Wellington are looking to locate a man who has failed to return from a three-day tramp in Tararua Forest Park.
The 67-year-old entered the park on Tuesday headed for Kime Hut; he had planned to return to his car at Otaki Forks by 3:30pm yesterday but never arrived.
He was expected to travel there from Elder Hut via Renata Ridge and Waiotaru Road and track.
The man is an experienced tramper who is fit and well-prepared for a short stay but Police are growing more concerned for his safety as he hasn’t been in contact since Tuesday and was tramping alone.
Police would like to hear from anyone who’s been in the Tararua Forest Park on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday this week, particularly around Kime Hut, Elder Hut and Otaki Forks.
The missing man is Caucasian, of a lean and tall build and balding with short grey hair.
If anyone has information which may help in the search for this man, please contact Palmerston North Police on 06 351 2535.
"Body found in Tararua Ranges"
A body has been located in the Field Peak area of the Tararua Ranges late this afternoon.
The victim’s name will be released once all the family notifications have been made.
Police Search and Rescue Coordinator Sergeant Andy Brooke said, “It’s been a sad day for search parties and our thoughts are with the victim’s family and friends, at this time.”
Inquiries are continuing and more information will be released when it becomes available.
Issued by Police Media Centre
I had a sense of fear that would be the result in this instance.
If he went doing what he enjoyed the most then not a bad way to go and the family have his body to remember
I totally agree there sako, live life and enjoy it!
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Not good news
Trampers found dead in Tararua Forest Park"
To be attributed to Wairarapa Area Commander Inspector Donna Howard:
Two male trampers, aged 39 and 32, have today been found dead on a track in the Tararua Forest Park in Wairarapa.
The men were reported overdue last night [Sunday] at around 7:00pm by a family member.
The pair had headed out on an overnight tramp to Alpha Hut from the Waiohine Gorge campsite on Saturday morning, and were due back on Sunday evening.
One body was located at approximately 10:25am by a member of the public.
Search and Rescue located a second body at around 1:00pm a short distance away.
Both bodies were recovered from the bush this afternoon.
While weather conditions in the Tararuas were generally good over the weekend, temperatures did fall overnight and Police are working to establish what experience the pair had.
Police will be investigating what happened on behalf of the Coroner.
There has gotta be more to that than meets the eye Dundee.
Yes sounds a bit odd
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