Man falls down 40-metre bank
A man who fell down a 40-metre bank on the Kapiti Coast has been rescued.
Fire fighters used ropes to reach the man, who fell down a bank in the Reikorangi Valley, inland from Waikanae about 2pm today, Fire Service spokesman Mike Wanoa said.
He was able to be carried out on a stretcher.
The area the man fell was about 500 metres up the valley from an area known as Devil's Elbow.
An ambulance spokeswoman said the 56-year-old man was taken to a local medical centre.
He had no major injuries.
Earlier reports that the man had an allergic reaction to a wasp sting turned out to be incorrect, she said.
The Dominion Post