Wednesday, 10 December 2003 - 12:52pm |
National News

Four climbers found dead on Mt Cook

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A recovery operation is currently under way after four climbers were found dead this morning at Mt Cook.

A climbing guide spotted the four bodies early this morning and notified Mt Cook staff by radio.

It appears the four, roped together, may have fallen on the Linda Shelf, below Mt Cook.

A rescue operation is currently under way involving five DOC staff, four police officers and two helicopters. The guide is still at the scene.

This is all the information we have at this stage.