NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 30 Apr, 2021 08:45 am

Rescue mission under way after hiker injured on Tongariro Crossing

Rescue mission under way after hiker injured on Tongariro Crossing
Emergency call was sent at 6:45pm. It's 6 degrees in the Tongariro National Park.

Police have confirmed someone was injured 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.The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is one of the top bucket-list hikes for many New Zealanders and international travellers.Photo / File A rescue mission is under way tonight after a hiker was injured on the Tongariro Crossing in near freezing conditions.

The injured individual was with another person and rescuers had made their way to the pair by 8pm tonight.An emergency call was made about 6:45pm.

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