Native Affairs - The Edge

By Iulia Leilua

Ben Severne is an experienced bushman who lives on the shores of Lake Taupō.

Two weeks ago he went hunting in the forest but fell down a waterfall and got stuck on a ledge the size of a car, below him a 50 metre drop.

The 48-year-old spent three freezing nights trapped less than a kilo-metre from home.  If he hadn't been found on the fourth day, he doubts he'd be alive.