Avalanche Patients

17 June 2012

Two patients who survived the avalanche on Mount Taranaki are in a stable condition in Taranaki Base Hospital.

One male 37 year old patient who came in with mild hyperthermia is in a stable condition with fractures.

A male 40 year old also came in with mild hyporthermia is in a stable condition with fractures.

They are both very grateful to all the search and rescue crew including the pilot and ambulance staff.

The men were both very well prepared and put their survival down to being prepared for the worst.

The families requests that media respect their privacy at this time.

For more information please call
Sue Carrington
Media Adviser
Ph 021 367 789



Last updated: Monday, June 18, 2012

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