One person has suffered serious injuries from a fall at Ōmanawa Falls.
A St John Ambulance spokesman said the patient was taken to Tauranga Hospital by road ambulance in a serious condition. No further information about the injuries were available, he said.
Today's callout was the second to at Ōmanawa Falls in less than a week. Last Tuesday, one person was taken to Tauranga Hospital by helicopter with moderate injuries after they fell off a rock face in Ōmanawa.
Police said the incident happened near Omanawa Falls and the person had to be winched out.
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Ōmanawa Falls is a popular spot with locals and travellers, which the Tauranga City Council has closed to the public.
Police, fire and St John attended today's callout.
A police media spokeswoman said initial indications were that a person had been injured after a fall and emergency services were responding.
Police were called at 3.40 pm. St John Ambulance and a rescue helicopter had also been called to the scene.
A resident said a police car and two fire appliances were parked near the entrance to the falls.
The woman, who did not want to be named, said a fireman had just come up to her house and told her a rescue chopper was due to arrive to try and winch the person from the falls.
"I can see the chopper circling the area and I have been told that if they cannot do that, plan B will be to land in a paddock nearby. They are telling residents to put away their horses so they won't be spooked and become upset," the resident said.