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Rescue operation underway for climbers hit by avalanche

Aug 13, 2019

A rescue operation is underway for five climbers hit by an avalanche on Mt Cook.

Inspector Dave Gaskin said one person has moderate injuries, believed to be a dislocated shoulder.

He said the group set off a locator beacon which alerted emergency services in Wellington this afternoon.

He said he understands the other members of the group have minor injuries.

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