7 Apr 2011

Hunter injured in fall

3:15 pm on 7 April 2011

A hunter is being treated for what police describe as serious injuries after being hurt in a fall while hunting in the Raukumara Ranges inland from Gisborne.

Police say another member of the hunting party with set off an emergency locator beacon late Wednesday night.

A rescue helicopter from Hawkes Bay tried to get into the area around 2.30am on Thursday, police say, but was stopped by bad weather.

It returned in daylight and picked up the injured man, taking him to Gisborne Hospital.