25 May 2015

Tourist rescued after cold night outdoors

6:18 pm on 25 May 2015

An American tourist has been rescued after he fell during a hunting trip in South Westland and was forced to spend a cold night outdoors until help arrived.

The man, in his fifties, was hunting with a guide when he was injured, and fell about 40 metres, in the Paringa River area.

His hunting companion raised the alarm yesterday evening however weather conditions prevented a rescue.

The pair remained in the area overnight.

The Mt Cook Alpine Rescue Team was able to be fly in today to rescue the man and he was taken to Twizel for medical treatment.