Accidental callout

ECT rescue helicopter called out.

ECT rescue helicopter called out.

THE ECT rescue helicopter was called out on Friday after a personal locator beacon was activated near Mount Hikurangi accidentally.

The Rescue Co-ordination Centre picked up the beacon signal at 10am that day.

Unsure of the nature of the emergency, the chopper team flew to a farm west of Ruatoria where they found staff moving stock by horseback in steep farm country.

The beacon was attached to one of the riders but had been set off by accident.

THE ECT rescue helicopter was called out on Friday after a personal locator beacon was activated near Mount Hikurangi accidentally.

The Rescue Co-ordination Centre picked up the beacon signal at 10am that day.

Unsure of the nature of the emergency, the chopper team flew to a farm west of Ruatoria where they found staff moving stock by horseback in steep farm country.

The beacon was attached to one of the riders but had been set off by accident.

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