False alarm for rescue chopper

Beacon inadvertently activated

Beacon inadvertently activated

THE ECT rescue helicopter was called out mid-afternoon on Saturday after a report of an emergency locator beacon being activated in the Muriwai area.

The chopper took off at around 3pm.

“It was tasked by the rescue co-ordination centre to fly to Muriwai and locate a rescue beacon but, after a search, nothing was located,” a chopper spokeswoman said.

“It appears that a beacon had been inadvertently activated.”

THE ECT rescue helicopter was called out mid-afternoon on Saturday after a report of an emergency locator beacon being activated in the Muriwai area.

The chopper took off at around 3pm.

“It was tasked by the rescue co-ordination centre to fly to Muriwai and locate a rescue beacon but, after a search, nothing was located,” a chopper spokeswoman said.

“It appears that a beacon had been inadvertently activated.”

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