South Canterbury SAR squad awarded for rescue

The South Canterbury Police Search and Rescue team, alongside Otago Air Rescue and LandSAR Methven, last night [May 1] received a certificate of achievement for its successful rescue of an injured tramper on Little Mount Peel, north of Geraldine.

In the early afternoon of 3 June 2018, a walker on Little Mount Peel fell and broke her leg. She contacted Ambulance for assistance.

An Otago Air Rescue helicopter was dispatched, but due to deteriorating weather conditions Police were called to assist with a stretcher carry.

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