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Helicopter rescue at Omanawa falls

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A person has been airlifted to hospital after falling down a rock face near the Omanawa Falls.

A St John spokesperson says a person has suffered moderate injuries and they’re being flown to Tauranga hospital.

Emergency services were advised at 1.40pm that a person had fallen down a rock face at the falls near the intersection of Omanawa Road and Bonnieglen Road, says a police spokesperson.

“A helicopter was dispatched in the area to assist.”

The person has been located and winched out, says the spokesperson.

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First of Many

Posted on 29-09-2020 19:54 | By

This will be a regular occurrence the next few months - until the council close it properly or open up the safe pathway down