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One Person In Serious Condition Following Ōhope Incident

Ohope and Whakatāne fire crews alongside St John and a Greenlea Rescue Helicopter completed a tough rescue in Ōhope yesterday afternoon.

St John were first alerted around 3.15pm to a person who had fallen down an escarpment. Two ambulances, a St John manager unit the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter responded to the scene.

One fire crew from Ōhope and two crews from Whakatāne arrived shortly after.

A Fire and Emergency spokesperson said, the person was found 60 to 70m down the escarpment.

The spokesperson said, the person was picked up by the helicopter with a winch.

The person was then flown to Tauranga Hospital in a serious condition.


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