A man trapped below the bluffs at the Pinnacles in Coromandel has been rescued by the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter after suffering a medical event.
He was trapped above the bluffs in Coromandel Forest Park and needed to be winched from the scene by Westpac 1.
"The man was flown to Hikuai in a moderate condition."
Intensive care paramedic Casey Drum was winched into the scene in the Kauaeranga Valley by crew chief Mark Cannell at 1pm on Sunday.
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The 759m summit of the Pinnacles provide panoramic views of the Coromandel Peninsula and the Kauaeranga Kauri Trail takes about 8 hours to complete, according to the Department of Conservation.
The team had been redirected east from a mission in Beachlands.
Drum and Canell were then called to another winch mission at Wentworth Track in Whangamata.
They found a teenage girl with her hip dislocated. She was flown to Thames Hospital in a minor condition.