8 Jan 2015

Hunters find injured man

8:22 pm on 8 January 2015

A 30-year-old man has been found by a team of hunters, 30 hours after he fell and injured himself in the Urewera National Park.

Te Urewera National Park

Te Urewera National Park Photo: 123rf

The man, who was on his own, had badly injured his leg and was stranded in a remote part of the park.

He was rescued after a hunting party found gear at the park's Midway Hut and, realising they had not seen anyone else in the area, began a search.

They found the man upstream and stabilised him before moving him back to the hut, where he was picked up by rescue helicopter.