Pair on Mt Ruapehu plucked to safety after fall

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Two people were rescued from the southern slopes of Mt Ruapehu last night after one was injured in a fall. 

The rescue helicopter was alerted just after 5pm yesterday, where they found a man in his mid-20s with spinal injuries and a broken wrist.

Rescue on Mt Ruapehu.

Rescue on Mt Ruapehu.

Source: Greenlea Rescue Helicopter.

He was joined by a woman, with both of them flown to Rotorua Hospital. 

The woman was later discharged.

Two people were rescued from the southern slopes of Mt Ruapehu last night after one of them fell and was injured.

Two people were rescued from the southern slopes of Mt Ruapehu last night after one of them fell and was injured.

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The pair had climbed the slopes with the intention of skiing or snowboarding down before the accident.

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