Man injured in rock slip

Last updated 20:28 26/01/2014

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A 23-year-old man slipped off a rock, falling about 1.5 metres into a river, hitting his head on another rock in Tongariro National Park today.

The man received moderate head injuries after the fall at Tawhai Falls and was flown by the Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue Helicopter to Rotorua Hospital. 

The Palmerston North man had been with a group of friends at the time.

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- Manawatu Standard

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