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One climber dead, another seriously injured in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on December 3, 2016

Another fatality on Mount Harper, another serious injury in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park

The body of a climber who fell to their death on Mount Harper, in Mid-Canterbury, has been recovered, police said.

Formal identification of the victim, believed to be a foreign visitor, is being conducted.

It appeared he fell a long way, police said.

Meanwhile, another climber sustained serious injuries after “falling a considerable distance” in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park.

“The man set off his emergency locator beacon last night, but he was not found until this morning,” said a report.

Other News in Drips…

Ambulance crew failed to save woman on Northland beach
“Family members pulled her back onto the beach and ambulance [crew] did CPR but she died at the scene.”
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/87167778/ambulance-crew-couldnt-save-far-north-beach-woman

 

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Melbourne woman, two divers killed in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on December 24, 2015

Female Australian visitor killed in Aoraki Mt Cook National Park

The Australian woman who was killed in a fall at Aoraki Mt Cook National Park yesterday (23 December 2015) has been named as 28 year old Nicola Anne Andrews from Melbourne. 

The victim fell about 300m onto the Eugenie Glacier. http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/victim-climbing-accident-named


RIP. Nicola Anne Andrews, 28, an Australian engineering student, was killed after falling 300 metres onto a glacier while climbing in New Zealand’s Mt Cook National Park. Two years ago she  climbed to Everest Base Camp.

Last week, two divers, possibly overseas visitors, were killed near Wellington.

DIVER FOUND DECEASED ON SEA FLOOR – RED ROCKS WELLINGTON

A 45 year male scuba diver has been found by another diver on the sea floor near Red Rocks Wellington at approximately 2.50pm this afternoon. The name of the diver is not available at this stage, police said. vhttp://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/diver-found-deceased-sea-floor-%E2%80%93-red-rocks-wellington

Diver dead after being found off Wellington’s south coast  A diver has been pronounced dead after being found off the south coast of Wellington on Sunday (20 December 2015).   http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/75307862/diver-dead-after-being-found-off-wellingtons-south-coast

Diver found dead off Wellington coast  A scuba diver has died off Wellington’s south coast.
The 45-year-old man was found by another diver on the sea floor near Red Rocks in Wellington at about 2.50pm on Saturday (12 December 2015). The diver’s name has not been released.  http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/75040373/Diver-found-dead-off-Wellington-coast

Other Recent Diving Deaths


RIP. The body of the 37-year-old Bua-Ngoen Thongsi was recovered by the police dive squad about 100 metres from her last known position on 10 February 2015. The Thai woman never resurfaced while diving for crayfish.

  • Body recovered from Rotorua lake  The body of 24-year-old William Van Der Voort,  has been retrieved from Lake Rotorua by the Police National Dive Squad this afternoon (Thursday, 27 November 2014). Divers located him in approximately 3m of water, about 500m from shore.  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/body-recovered-rotorua-lake
  • Dead diver’s name remains a mystery. Waikato Police working to identify deceased female Coromandel diver. “Work is currently underway to identify the woman and locate her family and we will not be able to release the woman’s name until her family have been notified. Police would like to extend our sympathies to the woman’s family for their loss,” said police on 4 November 2014. Her identity remains a mystery after 13 months!  http://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/waikato-police-working-identify-deceased-coromandel-diver

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Swedish Climber Killed on Mount Cook

Posted by te2ataria on November 4, 2013

Mount Cook Claims Yet Another Foreign Climber

Swedish national Magnus Kastengren, 32, reported to be an experienced climber, was killed when he plummeted 600m to his death on Aoraki Mt Cook Sunday morning, according to APNZ.

“He’s basically fallen off the main ridge of Mt Cook, so it’s very steep terrain,” said Senior Constable Brent Swanson of Lake Tekapo police, in perfect English.

Both the weather and climbing conditions were good at the time, according to a report.

“The pair had been skiing and traversing near the lower summit, at an elevation of about 3700m, when the man fell down the mountain’s main ridge.”

Killed in NZ - swedish climber Magnus Kastengren
Killed in New Zealand – Swedish national Magnus Kastengren, 32, reported to be an experienced climber, was killed when he plummeted 600m to his death on Aoraki Mt Cook Sunday morning. Image credit: Tyrone Low.

The climbers were near the Summit Ridge Porter Col of Mt Cook when Mr Kastengren fell to his death. “Miraculously [!]” the dead climber was not tethered to his partner Andreas Fransson, also from Sweden, when he plummeted  to his death .

The police finally revealed the climbers age and nationality on Monday.

Mr Kastengren was the third person (second foreigner) killed within a week climbing mountains in New Zealand.

Nicole Sutton, 29, and her partner Hiroki Ogawa, 31, froze to death after  they became trapped in poor weather near the summit of Mt Taranaki over Labour Weekend.

At least 280 people have died on Aoraki Mt Cook, New Zealand’s highest mountain, and Mt Taranaki in recent times, with the former being the deadliest with more than 200 deaths.

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