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Students Evacuated From Mt Riley Hike

Students Evacuated From Mt Riley Hike

Two 17 year old women attending an Outward Bound course in the Marlborough Sound have been evacuated by helicopter from a tramping expedition at Mount Riley this morning.

One of the women was suffering abdominal pain. The student became unwell last night but an evacuation could not occur due to poor weather conditions. She is now in a stable condition at Wairau Hospital.

The other student is reported to have become cold and exhausted while assisting the group. She was admitted to Wairau Hospital under precaution this morning and has since been discharged and returned to the course.

The remaining 12 students have now descended Mount Riley by foot accompanied by three Outward Bound instructors, and will travel back to the Outward Bound school in Anakiwa by road later today.

Next of kin have been informed for both the affected students.


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