A person has been rescued after falling down a cliff in Hastings earlier today.

Emergency services were called to the scene in Maraekakaho about 6.30pm this evening.

A fire services spokesman said a person had fallen over a cliff near Aorangi Rd. Two fire appliances from the Hastings Fire Service attended the scene, as did a line rescue crew.

By 9.30pm the person had been rescued, using guy ropes and lines, and was then assessed by St Johns Ambulance staff.

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During the rescue the person was believed to be not seriously injured, as they were still conscious and talking to the rescue crew.