Tramper rescued after 10 metre fall

The Nelson Marlbourough Rescue Helicopter winched the injured man to safety. Photo / Supplied
The Nelson Marlbourough Rescue Helicopter winched the injured man to safety. Photo / Supplied

A French tramper was airlifted out of Mt Richmond Forest Park, near Nelson, after falling some 10 metres off a mountain ridge.

The Nelson Marlbourough Rescue Helicopter was called to locate and winch out the injured 43-year-old from near Mt Rintoul in the park.

The man had been tramping the alpine route with friends when he stumbled and fell approximately eight to ten metres off a ridgeline - injuring his shoulder.

The injured Frenchman was treated at the scene, before he was winched on board the helicopter for transport to Nelson Hospital's emergency department.

- NZ Herald

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