The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter rescued a young tramper who hurt her foot while tramping in the Nelson Lakes National Park on Sunday. Photo/ supplied

Young tramper airlifted from Nelson Lakes

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A 13-year-old tramper has been rescued by helicopter after hurting her foot during a tramp in the Nelson Lakes National Park.

The girl injured herself while tramping with her family at Upper Travers Hut late Sunday afternoon.

After realising she would be unable to walk back out herself, a family member tramped back out to St Arnaud village on Monday and raised the alarm.

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter flew into the hut Monday afternoon, where the girl was assessed and treated by a paramedic before being flown to Nelson Hospital for further care.

 

– Story by NZ Herald