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Search and rescue reports

Search and rescue reports

Every year newspapers report hundreds of search and rescue operations – many of them needed when trouble strikes during outdoor activities such as tramping or mountaineering. Overseas tourists unfamiliar with New Zealand terrain and weather are particularly vulnerable.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Search and rescue - Who needs search and rescue?', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/13206/search-and-rescue-reports (accessed 6 December 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007