Injured hunter rescued in Aorangi Forest Park in South Wairarapa
A hunter was rescued after falling and injuring his leg in the Aorangi Forest Park in South Wairarapa as we speak.
He set off an emergency beacon shortly earlier than 10am, alerting the Life Flight helicopter.
Life Flight rescue helicopter crewman Mike Beausoleil stated the crew tried to winch the injured hunter however due to “strong and turbulent” winds, they might not accomplish that safely.
The helicopter then needed to land about 300m from the affected person, and the three-men crew carried him by stretcher to the helicopter, he stated.
The hunter had injured his decrease leg, and was transported in a secure situation to Wellington Hospital.
Beausoleil stated the hunter and one other man had been well-prepared with meals, applicable gear and the emergency beacon.
They had been discovered in the north-east a part of the park, close to Sutherlands Hutt, he stated.
The park is close to the South Wairarapa coast, about 34km from Martinborough.
The 19,400-hectare Aorangi Forest Park is a leisure looking space.
A allow is required in the Department of Conservation park for deer, pig and goat looking.
Wayne Jephson of Palliser Bay Station stated there have been many hunters going into the forest every weekend and “never had any problems with a hunter hurting themselves”.
The station is personal land inside the forest park.
On April 7, 2012, Alexander McDonald, 29, from Auckland was killed whereas looking in Aorangi Forest Park.
McDonald was shot by a secondary looking occasion in the realm who heard a “stag roar”, and proceeded to shoot, subsequently killing McDonald.