23 Feb 2013

Cliff jumper badly hurt

10:18 pm on 23 February 2013

A man was seriously injured when he jumped 15 metres off a cliff towards a water hole and missed.

The accident happened near Reikorangi, east of Waikanae, shortly after 6pm on Saturday.

The Kapiti man, in his twenties, landed on a riverbank next to the deep waterhole and suffered multiple injuries from the impact.

A helicopter flew him to Wellington Hospital for treatment.