Three people rescued by helicopter from Tararua Ranges

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter picked up three people from the Tararua Ranges after their personal locator beacon went off.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter picked up three people from the Tararua Ranges after their personal locator beacon went off.

Three people have been rescued by helicopter from Tararua Forest Park after setting off a personal locator beacon.

A police spokeswoman said the rescue happened "quite quickly" after they were called at 4.23pm.

The Rescue Co-ordination Centre spotted the beacon and located their GPS position, before the Westpac Rescue Helicopter picked them up an hour later.

They were taken to the Otaki Forks car park. A police spokeswoman said their condition was unknown.

- NZ Herald

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