Another rescure near Dundas in the Tararuas 19 May 2018
On April 16 we were asked to provide a team to assist Horowhenua SAR to locate two missing persons who had activated a personal locator beacon. Around midnight an Air Force NH 90 helicopter collected a team of 5 and flew them in to near Dundas hut in strong winds. As the team neared the hut the missing persons were located and three of our members went to assist in bringing them back to the hut, a slow walk in the wind with the rescued very weak. It was very cosy, with 10 people in a 6 bunk hut. It was nearly 30 hours later before the rescued pair were warm enough to be moved and the weather cleared enough for Amalgamated Helicopters to fly everyone out. Another two days off work for some.