Te Aroha tramper rescued from Raetea Forest

The woman walked out of the forest with minor injuries. File photo.

A Te Aroha woman has been rescued after spending a night lost in the Raetea Forest.

Police received a call Wednesday night from a 24-year-old Te Aroha woman who had become lost in the forest while walking the Te Arora trail.

Due to poor reception the call was cut short.

SAR was deployed around 6am on Thursday, along with Far North LandSAR volunteers.

The woman was located around midday, some way off the trial after falling down a tall waterfall.

She walked out with minor injuries.

Jim Adamson says that there are four key pieces of advice for anyone going hiking or tramping - stay as a group, keep an eye on the weather, be willing to turn back and wear appropriate clothing.

“It’s crucial to be prepared when going into the bush.

"Walkers should take a map or GPS, and make sure to go with a companion.”


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