One injured in avalanche near Aoraki/Mt Cook

One injured in avalanche near Aoraki/Mt Cook
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A group has been hit by an avalanche near Aoraki/Mt Cook.

A police spokesperson told Newshub there were reports five people had been hit.

The spokesperson said one person was reportedly injured and had to be airlifted out.

A Rescue Coordination Centre spokeswoman told NZME the remaining four people were not injured.

The incident happened outside Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park, a Department of Conservation spokesman told Newshub.

Stuff reported that it happened to the east of Mt Cook - on Gammack Range.

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