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    "Hunter rescued in Hawke's Bay"

    A 62-year-old Hawke’s Bay man has been rescued from the Kuripapango area of the Kaweka Ranges today after failing to return from a hunt yesterday.

    Police were alerted to the overdue hunter at 9.30pm last night and a search and rescue operation was launched at first light this morning.

    The search operation involved Police, LANDSAR volunteers and the Hawke’s Bay Helicopter Rescue Trust.

    The missing hunter was found by search teams at around midday today by the Ngaruroro River and airlifted out.

    The hunter was tired and had suffered a minor leg injury but was otherwise unharmed.

    “The hunter did everything right after finding himself trapped by dangerously high river levels. He stayed put and didn’t try and cross the river as he understood the risk that it presented. said Detective Senior Sergeant Martin James

    Detective Senior Sergeant James says one thing the hunter could have done to help with the rescue was to have an EPIRB with him and then he may have been located last night.

    Police would like to thanks the LANDSAR volunteers and The Hawke’s Bay Helicopter Rescue Trust for their expertise and support of the operation.

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    "Reminder for hunters and trampers to be prepared when out in the bush"

    Hawkes Bay Police are asking hunters, trampers and bush walkers to remember to be prepared for unexpected situations following a number of search and rescue call outs this week.


    At 7.30pm last night Police were notified that two women, aged 43 and 30, had not returned from a day walk in the lakes area of the Kaweka Ranges.


    Concerned that the women may have suffered an injury and were not prepared for a night in the bush search and rescue teams began searching for them at 11pm last night, resulting in the pair being located at 7.45am this morning.


    Both woman were tired, but otherwise in good spirits.


    It’s the third search and rescue job that the combined LandSAR and Police team have attended this week.


    “Fortunately overnight temperatures this week have been reasonable reducing the risk of hypothermia.

    Had it been cold we may well have had a very different outcome” says Detective Senior Sergeant Martin James.


    “Two of the three parties located this week were not adequately prepared for an overnight in the bush, but both made smart decisions to stay exactly where they were once darkness fell”


    “It’s a very good idea to pack a survival bag when you’re heading out into the bush, even if you are only planning to be gone for a few hours”


    “Essential things to have in your bag include a cigarette lighter, personal locator beacon, compass or GPS, whistle, map, extra food and a survival blanket”


    “We also advise checking with DOC before you head out to check what the track conditions are like, especially coming into winter when days are shorter and conditions are likely to be not ideal”.

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    Sorry this is from a few evenings ago but believe it needs sharing.Great result from the SAR team once again.7/8/17

    "Eastern Police rescue hiker from Kaweka Forest Park "

    Eastern Police have this evening rescued a 25-year-old man from Kaweka Forest Park after he became lost and too cold for the changing conditions.

    Eastern District Deployment Coordinator Senior Sergeant Mike Stevenson says weather conditions were fine and clear on the hiker’s way in and he was mostly well-prepared for the day walk.

    “However, after walking too far, he became disorientated and too cold to make his way back out this afternoon.

    “By the time he turned around to walk back to his car, it was getting dark and the temperature had dropped significantly.

    The hiker did not have appropriate clothing with him for the changing conditions or to keep himself warm past daylight.

    “Luckily, there was cellular reception in the area where he was and he had sufficient battery to call 111 at about 6pm,” says Senior Sergeant Stevenson.

    “He reported having walked through snow and felt extremely cold.”

    Police deployed a Search and Rescue team and a helicopter was dispatched immediately.

    The man was located very cold but otherwise well at approximately 8:30pm.

    Senior Sergeant Stevenson says the rescue team do not believe he would have survived the night had he not been found.

    “The hiker was very lucky this evening and we’re glad he’s made it home safely,” he says.

    “It serves as a reminder that anyone walking in New Zealand’s parks must prepare for changing conditions and emergencies because those worst-case scenarios do happen.

    “That means keeping someone back home well-informed of your plans and sticking to them, allowing yourself plenty of time to return safely before darkness.

    “Anyone going on a hike should have an extra warm layer with them, sufficient food and water, and an appropriate means of communication.”

    Further details on keeping safe outdoors, even on day walk, is available at the New Zealand Mountain Safety Council’s website: https://www.mountainsafety.org.nz

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    Ongoing search for a 2 yr old in Motueka

    Praying for a positive outcome, and would be there with bells on if I hadn't had a beer
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    Heres hoping the guys with nightvision/thermal gear get involved for a good ending.

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    Found safe.
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    Amazing that the little one managed to get some 3km away from where she was last seen.
    Great outcome. Well done all involved
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    Oh I wonder if they have carked it yet from hypothermia , would be good, steal car run from cops get lots in bush and die in bush seems a fair outcome
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    Police will find them soon as they have their best tracking dog on the case fresh off Ponsonby Road
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    As good as Muffy is at tracking, I hope she breaks a nail and they have to call the search off. Two fewer dickheads in the world would be a good thing"
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    They might wander over to zone13 and stand on some explosives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    They might wander over to zone13 and stand on some explosives.
    We can live in hope Dundee.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
    What more do we need? If we are above ground and breathing the rest is up to us!
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    Rule 3: Load a firearm only when ready to fire
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    Rule 7: Avoid alcohol and drugs when handling firearms

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    Better them lost in the bush than killing someone trying to evade the cops , 2 nights out with no decent gear would they last 3 ?

 

 

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