Rescue crews successfully retrieve man stuck down Piha cliff

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The man called emergency services at 6.25pm after becoming stuck 20 metres down the cliff in Piha.

Rescue crews have successfully retrieved the man who became stuck down a Piha cliff this evening.

The man called police in a panic at 6.25pm after becoming stuck on a cliff along the Tasman Lookout Track.

With the use of the police helicopter, the man was located 15 metres down from the track, 40 metres from the bottom of the cliff.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand sent seven fire trucks to the scene, including a specialist lines rescue team.


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The crew abseiled down to the man and were able to bring him back up to safety. He is currently being looked over by Hato Hone St Johns Ambulance responders, but seems uninjured according to a spokesperson.

The Tasman Lookout Track was washed out during both the Auckland floods and Cyclone Gabrielle.

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