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Woman hit by Boulder on slopes of Mt Ngauruhoe

Woman hit by Boulder on slopes of Mt Ngauruhoe

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 boulder.

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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