Four students rescued from Urewera National Park

Urewera National Park. Photo / Greg Bowker
Urewera National Park. Photo / Greg Bowker

Five people have just been rescued from the Urewera National Park after getting lost this afternoon.

Maritime New Zealand spokesperson Steve Rendle says an adult and 4 teenagers activated their emergency locater beacon around 1.30pm after getting lost.

He says the five from Central Hawkes Bay College were on a Duke of Edinburgh award tramp in the area.

Mr Rendle says they were located and flown to a hut where they will spend the night before joining classmates tomorrow.

- Newstalk ZB

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