• The word HELP spelled out with fern fronds is seen by Amalgamated Helicopters chief pilot Jason Diedrichs as he hovers over head in Tararua Forest Park near Wellington on New Zealands North Island, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Carolyn Lloyd and her daughter Rachel Lloyd from North Carolina in the U.S. made the help sign after they got lost for five days while on a day hike in the New Zealand wilderness.(Photo/Jason Diedrichs/Amalgamated Helicopters Via AP)

    North Carolina pair survive 5 days in New Zealand wilderness

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An American exchange student and her mother were rescued over the weekend in the New Zealand wilderness, where they were lost for five days after setting off on a day hike. A helicopter pilot spotted the large “help” signs they had made from fern fronds.