Otago Daily Times

Man swept down river


Christchur­ch: A man who was swept 100m down the Rakaia River yesterday managed to climb a bank and activate his emergency beacon before being airlifted to safety.

The Canterbury Air Rescue Helicopter attended the incident about noon.

A spokesman said the man was with a group of people all walking the Te AraroaTtra­il, a 3000km route from Cape Reinga to Bluff.

As they attempted to cross the river, the man was swept away. — The New Zealand Herald

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