Ex-All Blacks star McCaw joins New Zealand quake rescue effort

Updated: Nov 15, 2016, 10:03 IST | AFP

Former All Blacks great Richie McCaw played a central role in ferrying rescue workers to the most devastated areas following a deadly earthquake which struck New Zealand yesterday

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key (right) meets former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw during his visit to Kaikoura on the South Island's east coast yesterday. Pic/AFP
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key (right) meets former All Blacks captain Richie McCaw during his visit to Kaikoura on the South Island's east coast yesterday. Pic/AFP

Christchurch: Former All Blacks great Richie McCaw played a central role in ferrying rescue workers to the most devastated areas following a deadly earthquake which struck New Zealand yesterday.

The double World Cup winner, now a commercial helicopter pilot, flew rescue and reconnaissance missions to Kaikoura after being woken in his Christchurch home by the powerful 7.8 quake.

"Like everyone else, I got woken up at midnight ... yeah a bit scary," he told the New Zealand Herald after taking search crews from Christchurch to Kaikoura and ferrying rescuers to remote properties to check on residents.

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