Person rescued from Omanawa Falls

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UPDATE 8.40am: A man was injured and stranded overnight after going to Omanawa Falls for a swim with a friend.

The 20-year-old man fell down a cliff while trying to leave the falls. Due the location emergency services were unable to assist and police were called.

Police arrived at around 8.30pm alongside a specialist search and rescue rope team.

A police spokesperson says the man, who has suspected broken bones, was unable to be extracted from the area.

The search and rescue team and a staff medic, stayed with him overnight, before a helicopter airlifted him out this morning.

"This is a timely reminder to let people know where you are going and what time you are due back," says a police spokesperson.

"Search and Rescue are called to this area on a regular basis, and while it is a beautiful and popular place, it can be dangerous.

"Remember to always be prepared, let someone know where you are going and take a cell phone with you as well as warm clothing."


A person has been rescued after they fractured their ankle at Omanawa Falls last night.

Police were called to Omanawa Falls at 8.35pm, where the person was unable to make their way out of Omanawa Falls due to their leg injury.

A SunLive caller says there were multiple fire trucks and an ambulance at Omanawa Falls for hours.

Police say search and rescue managed to help the person out of the falls and emergency services attended to them.

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About time

Posted on 11-03-2018 11:20 | By kinakat

Something is put in place to lessen the possibility of future incidences happening again and again.Obviously Omanawa Falls must be amazing which is why people are willing to risk life and limbs to get there. Poripori is also another amazing place to swim but also hazardous to get to. Safety measures were put in place on Matakana Island so that the ferry could visit why not the same for Omanawa etc.


Posted on 10-03-2018 18:17 | By Capt_Kaveman

and again


Posted on 10-03-2018 15:04 | By dumbkof2

i hope they make this person pay the full cost of rescue


Posted on 10-03-2018 10:01 | By M. Mouse

Who pays for it?I think the people should be charged for sparking a call out like that.


Posted on 10-03-2018 09:50 | By My Bit

and he should be made to pay for the costs of his rescuehappens to often up there