This afternoon Taupo's Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was called to Mt Ngauruhoe to assist a 23 year old man who had fallen while descending from the summit. The man was slung from the mountain on a long line recovery system and taken to Rotorua hospital with back injuries and significant grazing to much of his body. In the picture St John Paramedic Leanne Rogers attends to the man under the watchful eye of Crewman Barry Shepherd and Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Organisation members Zoe Gilmer and Blake McDavitt.
Man hurt in mountain fall
6:52 PM Monday Dec 10, 2012