Farmer rescued after activating locator beacon

File photo / APN
File photo / APN

A Palmerston North farmer was rescued from the bottom of a gorge yesterday after suffering a medical problem and activating his personal locator beacon.

The 75-year-old farmer had been rounding up stray sheep in steep terrain when he suffered a medical problem.

He activated his beacon and the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to search for him.

A search and rescue volunteer found the farmer later, in a creek 100m down a gorge in the Pohangina Valley, police said.


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