A Belgian tourist's locator beacon led rescuers to him, in a rocky valley in Tongariro National Park. READ MORE:* Woman dies on Tongariro Alpine Crossing* Tongariro Crossing death: Cancer-stricken tourist had the 'most beautiful death'* Disagreements over rescues from Tongariro Crossing* Tourist hikers thought mate turned back on Tongariro Alpine Crossing* More trampers rescued from Central Plateau than any other place in countryHis beacon triggered an alert in Texas, which was passed to New Zealand's Rescue Coordination Centre, and then to Taupō Police. NZ POLICE The man's rescue was one of three Tongariro Alpine Crossing missions for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter on Tuesday. It was the second of three Tongariro Alpine Crossing rescues for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter that day. Stuff has previously reported that more injured people are rescued from the Tongariro Crossing than any other trek in the country.
Source: Stuff January 22, 2020 04:29 UTC