11 Dec 2019

Whakaari/White Island: Pilot on first rescue mission after eruption

From Morning Report, 7:17 am on 11 December 2019

A helicopter pilot is being praised as a hero for risking his life to save tourists injured in the Whakaari/White Island eruption.

Mark Law was one of the pilots that took part in a rescue mission after the eruption. He has been commended by the Prime Minister for his actions.

It's thought the number of people killed would have been higher if it hadn't been for the helicopter pilots.

He speaks to Kim Hill.