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Woman survives clifftop fall

Police were called to assist ambos with a lady who apparently fell down a cliff in St Heliers
Police were called to assist ambos with a lady who apparently fell down a cliff in St Heliers

A woman has survived a fall from a clifftop in St Heliers.

St John were called to the scene at 3.30pm to assist the woman in her 20s who had fallen from Cliff Rd in St Heliers, a spokeswoman for the ambulance service said.

Auckland Police Maritime Unit were also called to assist.

"She fell down a cliff and was attended by ambulance staff at the bottom of the cliff, stretchered from the beach to a police vessel and transported to Mechanic's Bay by police vessel," a police spokesman said.

The woman had fallen about 30 to 45 metres, but her fall had been broken by scrub and undergrowth he said.

She arrived at Mechanic's Bay at about 5.30pm where she was transported by St John to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

Not long before the fall, a male teenager also received moderate injuries at Orakei Basin.
St John attended the incident at around 3pm and the fire service was also called to assist.

Pictures from the scene show the injured person being carried on a stretcher through an area of bush by seven firefighters.

He appeared to have bandages on his head, but it is unclear how he was injured.

He was then moved into an ambulance at the Upland Rd entrance to the Orakei Basin walkway.

The teenager was taken to Auckland City Hospital with moderate injuries, a St John spokeswoman said.

- NZ Herald

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