9 Jun 2013

Man in hospital after rock rescue

2:37 pm on 9 June 2013

A helicopter has rescued a man who fell off a rock on the south east coast near Wellington overnight.

The man, in his 20s, was staying in a nearby hut when he fell several metres down a cliff near Boomrock Lodge.

Due to the difficult location and weather conditions, police stayed with the man from early on Sunday morning until a helicopter arrived at first light.

The man was taken to Wellington hospital where he is being treated for serious injuries.