23 May 2016

Update on attempts to rescue group of drivers stranded in snow

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 23 May 2016

Rescuers have been struggling to reach a group of people trapped in their four wheel drives in the old man range in remote central Otago. The group of 36 people, including children from two four-wheel-drive clubs spent the night in their trapped vehicles after being caught in the season's first winter storm. Peter Newport, RNZ's Queenstown reporter is at the rescue base in Roxburgh.