A man has survived falling 35 metres down a cliff near Tauranga after losing his footing while running away from a swarm of bees.
The man, from Waikato, suffered a dislocated shoulder, head injuries and a broken finger.
The alarm was raised at 10pm on Thursday when the 20-year-old tramper failed to return from a bush walk at Pyes Pa.
A police search and rescue team from Western Bay of Plenty then began what they described as a very challenging hunt.
Abseilers made voice contact with the tramper at 9am on Friday and directed a helicopter to where he had managed to walk to.
The man was airlifted out of the ravine on a longline and taken to Tauranga Hospital.