Hunter rescued after campsite washes away

Photo / Thinkstock
Photo / Thinkstock

A hunter with hypothermia has been rescued after his campsite was washed away in Fiordland this morning.

The man was hunting with another man, but they were camping separately, Rescue Co-ordination Centre New Zealand spokesman Steve Rendle said.

An emergency locator beacon was activated about 5am from George Sound and a search and rescue helicopter was sent to the area.

- APNZ

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