Rescuers are preparing to winch a man to safety after he broke his ankle while canyoning at Raglan.

The 25-year-old was part of a canyoning tour with Raglan Rock checking out glow worms in the area.

Raglan fire chief Kevin Holmes said the jumped about 1m into a 2m deep pool and landed in the wrong place.


The Westpac Waikato Rescue Helicopter has just arrived at the scene to try and winch and airlift the man from the stream.

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Holmes said a specialist Hamilton line rescue team was also with the man, at Raglan Rock on Benseman Rd, in case the air lift was unsuccessful.

The rescue is ongoing.