Story: Search and rescue

Radio equipment, 1989 (2nd of 2)

Radio equipment, 1989

Radio remains a vital tool in search and rescue operations. Radio operator Robert Young waits for news from rescue parties at search headquarters, during the hunt for three Venturer Scouts missing in the Tararua Range in June 1989. The trio were found safe and well.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1989/2134/23-F
Photograph by Jon Hargest

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How to cite this page:

Nancy Swarbrick, 'Search and rescue - Rescue equipment and techniques', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 October 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007