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Rescue underway for person injured at Kaiate Falls

Kaiate Falls in Waitao. Supplied image.

UPDATED: 6.15pm: Emergency services have rescued a fallen climber at Kaiate Falls this afternoon.

Fire and Emergency northern communications shift manger Carren Larking says a climber or someone abseiling has fallen onto a ledge.

Fire assisted with getting the person from the ledge down to the bottom of the cliff, says Carren.

Three fire appliances responded to the incident and a lines rescue crew was needed, she says.

A St John spokesperson says they received a call to the falls at 3.46pm and one ambulance has responded to the scene.

Ambulance staff are treating one patient in a moderate condition, she says.

EARLIER: Emergency services are responding to incident at Kaiate Falls this afternoon.

A police spokesperson says a person has injured themselves at the falls and emergency services are working to reach the patient.

A St John spokesperson says they received a call to the falls at 3.46pm and one ambulance has responded to the scene.

Ambulance staff are treating one patient in a moderate condition, she says.

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LandSAR Tauranga

Posted on 01-07-2021 09:23 | By Nick220

Well done to the Volunteers at Tauranga Land Search & Rescue for their efforts