Woman hit by Boulder on slopes of Mt Ngauruhoe
Woman hit by Boulder on slopes of
This morning Taupo's greenlea Rescue
Helicopter was called to the upper slopes of Mt Ngauruhoe
where a 27 year old Swiss woman had been struck by a
The woman was descending the mountain when
another climber above her dislodged a boulder which came
careering toward her.
She managed to duck the main force
of the rock, but in the process of protecting herself
received a suspected compound fracture to her arm and a
laceration to her head.
The boulder was described by a
witness as a monster.
The woman was retrieved from the
steep slope using a long line recovery system
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