Person flown to Dunedin Hospital after fall on the coast south of Dunedin

October 28, 2021

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A rescue helicopter has been dispatched to the Catlins, south of Dunedin, after an emergency locator beacon was set off. (File photo)

A rescue helicopter has flown a patient to Dunedin Hospital after they fell in a remote area of the Catlins, south of Dunedin.

At 2.38pm, the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand dispatched a Dunedin based rescue helicopter to respond to a distress beacon activation in the vicinity of Florence Hill, near Tautuku Bay in The Catlins.

A spokesperson said when the helicopter arrived, one patient required medical treatment after a fall and was then flown to Dunedin Hospital.

A police spokesperson said they received a report at 2.55pm that a personal locator beacon had been activated, but the RCCNZ was co-ordinating the response to the beacon activation.

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