MARTIN DE RUYTER/Stuff
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter needed to make rescues in Abel Tasman Nationwide Park and the Awatere Valley (file photograph).
Two climbers had been rescued by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter after a sleepless evening within the Awatere Valley.
Pilot Euan Stratford stated the climbers had been lifted from the Hodder River Gorge at about 3am on Tuesday morning, after getting trapped by rising floodwaters the evening earlier than.
Stratford stated the climbers had meant to climb Tapuae-O-Uenuku on Monday evening, however needed to retreat due to the situations and set their beacon off at about 7pm.
Due to the dangerous climate, the helicopter was unable to achieve them till the early hours of Tuesday morning.
In a separate incident, Stratford stated at about 9am on Monday morning, a feminine tramper in her 20s needed to be airlifted to Nelson Hospital after struggling an ankle harm close to Separation Level in Abel Tasman Nationwide Park.