22 Sep 2013

Trio rescued after becoming lost due to low cloud

5:05 pm on 22 September 2013

The Taupo Rescue Helicopter has rescued three people who got lost on a trek in the central North Island.

Helicopter rescue crew taking the trio off the hillside.

Helicopter rescue crew taking the trio off the hillside. Photo: GREENLEA RESCUE HELICOPTER

The trio set off on Friday night in the Kaimanawa Ranges, heading east for Hawke's Bay but got lost and set off a locater beacon on Saturday night.

The weather cleared enough on Sunday for the rescue helicopter to fly in and help ground search crews find the group.

They were flown back to Motuoapa, near Turangi.