Tourist Rescued After Fall During Cave Tour

February 2, 2015 / New Zealand, Oceania

Charleston, New Zealand

An American tourist was rescued over the weekend after slipping in a cave near Charleston on the west coast of New Zealand.

Stuff.co.nz reports that the woman was with a guided tour group about 300 metres (984 feet) into a cave when she slipped and injured her leg.

Approximately 20 people were involved in the ensuring 3.5 hour long rescue which involved carrying the woman over steep and slippery rock.

Eventually the woman was brought out of the cave and airlifted to hospital where she was treated for a potential broken leg.

Tourist in tricky rescue after caving fall [Stuff.co.nz]

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