Members of the Aoraki/Mt Cook search and rescue team struggle to pull an injured Australian mountaineer from a crevasse. Justin McDonald fell 250 metres when his equipment failed during an abseil in December 2001. His friend Andrew Peacock raised the alarm. After a long rescue operation in treacherous conditions, McDonald was airlifted to Christchurch Hospital. Tragically, he died 15 minutes after being admitted to the intensive care unit.
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