Tramper lifted from track

An 85-year-old woman was airlifted from a tramping track west of Katikati yesterday afternoon after suffering severe cramps in her legs.

TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter pilot Liam Brettkelly said some women from her group walked 50 minutes to the road end to raise the alarm.

She was located with the assistance of the Katikati fire crew and winched into the helicopter using the Port of Tauranga rescue winch.

She was then flown to an ambulance and taken to Tauranga hospital for further treatment.


- Bay of Plenty Times

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