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NZ hiker fires flare after ice slip

Heli Lakes

A hiker who slipped and fell on ice in New Zealand has been rescued after firing a flare.

The man (67) let off a flare when emergency services arrived so they could pinpoint his position high up on the hill, about 4km down from Coronet Peak in Queenstown, in the South Island, reports the Otago Daily Times.

Firefighters from Arrowtown and Frankton located him and a Heliworks Helicopters aircraft, operating through Lakes District Air Rescue Trust, took St John paramedics to him.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand Arrowtown station officer Nathan Clark says the man was left cut and bruised but had no broken bones. The image is a stock picture from the Lakes District Air Rescue Trust website.

Jun 21, 2018