NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 30 Apr, 2021 03:15 am

North Island trampers' long, cold night after getting lost near Otira, West Coast

North Island trampers' long, cold night after getting lost near Otira, West Coast
The group were intending to reach the Pfeifer Bivvy but found themselves kilometres away.

The Grey Star has reported the effort was to save three trampers stranded near Otira because of bad weather.They were intending to reach the Pfeifer Bivvy but found themselves kilometres away and with no shelter, the Grey Star reported.The Grey Star reported the risky endeavour involved crossing several swollen rivers in the dark.Land search and rescue volunteers reportedly undertook a rescue in the dark and freezing temperatures on the West Coast at the weekend.

Photo / Supplied Land search and rescue volunteers reportedly undertook a rescue in the dark and freezing temperatures at the weekend.The rescue helicopter was dispatched from Greymouth but was unable to reach the area because of the weather and a six-person team of LandSAR volunteers was sent in on foot.

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