Man's extraordinary bush survival tale after fall near Nelson

Source: Sunday

More than a million people go tramping every year in Aotearoa.

John Tame, father of TVNZ’s Jack, found himself lost and injured in the middle of Kahurangi National Park.

Most return home safely but each year, there are also more than 500 who need rescuing.

John Tame is one of them - he found himself lost and injured in the middle of Nelson’s Kahurangi National Park after a bad fall.

John was so hypothermic after two freezing nights out in the open that he started hallucinating.

The rescuers who winched him to safety in a chopper say he was close to death.

Watch John’s extraordinary tale of luck, survival and last-minute rescue in Sunday's report above .