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    Ngunguru River
    Hiking
    35.628°S, 174.5065°E
     
     
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    35.628°S, 174.5065°E

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    Survivor
    Raitt
    Rescued By
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    Date Of Rescue
    2016-02-04

    Lives saved

    1
    Adults

    Activity

    Hiking

    Terrain

    Forrest

    Weather

    thunder storm

    Issue

    Medical Emergency

    What happened?

     
    Myself and 6 friends were tramping locally after getting permission of a local farmer. We were exploring the headwaters of the Ngunguru river. The terrain was steep in places. I began following the steep top edge of a stream bed a long way back from the edge but in thick knee deep vegetation. I suddenly fell sideways 3 meters into what was a sinkhole or cut in from the stream, landing on my back onto a large rock. Extremely painful. I crawled along the stream bed in agony to more open ground where my friend could reach me. I got someone to activate my PLB. I was immobile in agony. I was eventually located by helicopter, a stretcher lowered, winched up into it an d taken to Whangarei Hospital. I had broken my back Lumbar 1 vertebrae. After 3 months recovery still having trouble with back.

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