Whakatane woman falls abseiling on Mauao

A Whakatane woman remains in hospital after suffering a serious head injury from falling 22 metres while abseiling on Mauao.

Police and emergency services personnel were called to a climbing wall on the northern face of Mauao at about 7:30pm on Wednesday.

St John Ambulance says the woman was taken to Tauranga Hospital in a critical condition.

The 32 year-old was later transferred to Waikato Hospital, where she was in a serious but stable condition yesterday afternoon.

Sam Gardner