Emergency rescue of trampers near Te Puke

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UPDATED 9.11am: A walking party of 19 is at the centre of a land rescue attempt from emergency services as it unfolds near Te Puke this morning.

Police, ambulance and firefighters are at the scene where it is believed a person has become injured while on a trek toward a Otanewainuku walking track, a police spokesman told the Bay of Plenty Times.

It is understood a rescue helicopter is on stand by but it was not yet known how seriously the person might be hurt.

EARLIER 8.41am: Emergency services are being called to an incident in rural Te Puke this morning.

A fire service northern communications spokeswoman said the volunteer Te Puke fire brigade was called at 8.34am to assist ambulance staff at a quarry for a medical matter.

It is understood the matter involved injured trampers and police were involved.


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