Man rescued after falling around 30 metres off a cliff

The young man survived after falling approximately 100 feet.
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The young man survived after falling approximately 100 feet.

A young man was taken to hospital at the weekend after falling around 30 metres down a cliff.

The man, in his twenties, was with a group of friends at the Mahurangi Regional Park when he slipped down the cliff face.

Around 5:30pm on August 20, the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called out to help the young man. 

The young man was rushed to hospital.
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The young man was rushed to hospital.

The police were first on the site followed by four fire engines, the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter and two ambulances.

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Warkworth Volunteer Fire Brigade Senior Station Officer Devan Flewellyn said they arrived around 15 minutes after the call and saw a police officer comforting the young man at the bottom of the cliff.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called out at 5:30pm.
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The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called out at 5:30pm.

"The police scaled down the cliff to comfort the young man but had to wait for the helicopter to get him as he was in a very awkward position."

Flewellyn said the man was extracted by the helicopter and was then carried by the fire brigade and ambulance staff to the ambulance.

"We helped lift him across the field to the ambulance for more care."

The young man suffered chest injuries and was taken to hospital.

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"He was with around six friends and was down the bottom of the cliff for around an hour before getting lifted out."

Within this same weekend the Westpac Helicopter was called to search for a man suffering a medical condition on a boat in Manly.

On August 18 at 10.54pm the man was transferred to the Maritime Police who then took him to the ambulance for more care.

 - Rodney Times

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