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Three missing in NZ "rock climbing" incident
patto
8/08/2012
6:22:22 PM
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/three-missing-including-two-students-washed-into-sea-off-coast-near-new-plymouths-paritutu-rock-in-new-zealand/story-fnd134gw-1226445970815

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-08/three-missing-off-nz-coast/4186012


I figured I'd post this up here as it is being reported as a rock climbing incident. However a quick read reveals it is actually a walking incident. Tragic nonetheless.
hotgemini
8/08/2012
6:26:21 PM
This article suggests it may have more of a scrambling, swimming, traversing type outdoor recreation activity.

http://www.3news.co.nz/Search-for-missing-students-continues/tabid/423/articleID/264663/Default.aspx

"The tutors were from the Taranaki Outdoor Pursuits and Education Centre.
The company’s website says they offer courses in climbing and “coastaneering” at Paritutu Rock. The latter is a combination of swimming, rock climbing, abseiling and body boarding.


Read more: http://www.3news.co.nz/Search-for-missing-students-continues/tabid/423/articleID/264663/Default.aspx#ixzz22wRFR2Fj"

Although given that in my experience most reporting appears to pass through a filtering stage which removes any vaguely accurate facts, it is hard to know.
patto
8/08/2012
8:44:09 PM
Video here
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7439656/Sea-rescue-near-New-Plymouths-Paritutu

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