NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 30 Apr, 2021 10:00 am

Hiker rescued from Tongariro Crossing after injuring knee

Hiker rescued from Tongariro Crossing after injuring knee
Emergency call was sent at 6:45pm. It's 6 degrees in the Tongariro National Park.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of the top bucket-list hikes for many New Zealanders and international travellers.Rescuers had made their way to the injured individual by 8pm on the remote alpine crossing in Tongariro National Park.It is currently 6 degrees in the Tongariro National Park, but the track's 1100-metre elevation regularly drops below freezing.Photo / File A hiker has been rescued from near freezing conditions along the Tongariro Crossing after injuring their knee during a group hike.

Police media did not know where on the mountain the tramping party was when the call was made or whether they had shelter.30pm tonight an individual with a minor knee injury had required assistance to complete the final leg of the track.

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