Discussion in 'Other outdoors, sports, huts and tracks' started by Dundee, Jul 5, 2013.
It ain't cold enough out there to die overnight - this may end up where the cops use that euphemism "not seeking anyone else" or another of their code phrases
"UPDATE - Trampers in Tararua Forest Park"
Please attribute to Inspector Donna Howard, Wairarapa Area Commander.
The bodies of the two men found in the Tararua Forest Park yesterday will be transferred to Palmerston North today for a post-mortem to be carried out tomorrow.
The 39 year old and 32 year old failed to return on Sunday from a planned overnight tramp.
It's understood the men had planned to leave Waiohine Gorge campsite on Saturday morning, making their way up to Neill Ridge and via the Dress Circle Track to stay overnight at Alpha Hut.
Indications are that the men did not arrive at Alpha Hut.
Both men were located within a kilometre radius of the hut.
The intended route has been described by local Police Search and Rescue staff as physically demanding.
Weather conditions were generally good over the weekend, but that will be examined as part of the full investigation as to what happened.
The exact cause of the men's deaths will be determined by the Coroner, and Police will be assisting with that investigation.
The two men were foreign nationals who had been resident in New Zealand for some time.
"This is a devastating time for the families involved, and we would ask that media respect their privacy at this time," Inspector Howard says.
Police will not be releasing the names of the men at this stage.
Condolences to the families
"Tararua Forest Park trampers - name release"
The Police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of two trampers in Tararua Forest Park over the weekend continues.
Police are investigating on behalf of the Coroner.
Post-mortem examinations were carried out today and the findings will be passed to the Coroner.
The names of the two men can now be released: Mykhalo Stepura (also known as Michael Stepura), 39, from Lower Hutt; and Pavel Pazniak, 32, from Auckland.
Both men were foreign nationals but had been resident in New Zealand for some time.
Mr Stepura was originally from the Ukraine, and Mr Pazniak was originally from Belarus.
The families of the two men understand the media interest in this matter, but have requested privacy as they grieve the loss of Mr Stepura and Mr Pazniak.
The families have therefore requested that media do not attempt to contact them.
Police extend their sympathies to the families at this difficult time.
No further information is available at this stage.
That's a damn good statement.
The anti 1080 nutters are suggesting they got poisoned....
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eastern bloc spies that got poisoned kiwi style??
I know its a bad thought ....maybe one shot the other then topped himself. Everyone is guessing at the moment.Results and facts should be out tomorrow.
I'm sure I read somewhere today that they stated the temp was below zero that night and a likely cause of death but to be confirmed.....
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I'd rather die!
That was clever [MENTION=5802]bomber[/MENTION] after seeing [MENTION=784]Rushy[/MENTION] man boobs at the shoot I'd run and hide under a tree too:yaeh am not durnk: The bugger can cook thou!
A tramper who called the rescue helicopter for help after leaving his insulin behind received a second surprise call-out after accidentally activating his emergency beacon in his car as he was leaving.
The man activated his emergency beacon at 7.30am on Boxing Day because he was a diabetic and had left his insulin in his vehicle while tramping in the Ruahine Range near Dead Dog Hut, Hawke's Bay Helicopter Rescue Trust said.
The Rescue Co-ordination Centre NZ receives the activation and then alerts the most appropriate agency to respond.
The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter airlifted the man back to the car park where he had left his insulin and he continued on his tramp.
But at 6pm when the same beacon signalled again, the rescue helicopter returned due to concerns the diabetic was having complications.
However, the trust said the man was found safe and well and the beacon had been accidentally activated in the back of his car as he was leaving the car park at the Ruahine Range.
The rescue helicopter went out again after the rescue co-ordination centre was unable to reach the man to make sure it had not been accidentally activated so assumed it was an emergency.
Hawke's Bay Helicopter Rescue Trust marketing and fundraising manager Laura Hyde said: "We recommend that if you are tramping, working in, or visiting remote locations where there may not be cell phone coverage, that you carry a Personal Locator Beacon [PLB]. They really do save lives should an emergency happen."
About time these clowns got invoiced.
What a cock, bill him for the whole cost based on stupidity issed off:
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