Tramper rescued from Mt Ruapehu


The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter has rescued a tramper at Mt Ruapehu this morning after he dislocated his hip.

The patient, in his 60s, was treated for his injuries by a St John intensive care paramedic near Rangipo Hut.

He was airlifted to Taupo Hospital for further treatment.

The rescue helicopter was dispatched due to inaccessible terrain surrounding where the man was injured.

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