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Crews rescue woman after 200m cliff fall

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 24/09/2016

A woman inside a car that plunged about 200 metres down a cliff into a river in the Coromandel Peninsula has been rescued.

Emergency services were called to the scene off Tapu Coroglen Road near the township of Coroglen before noon on Saturday after reports the car had gone off the road and through nearby bush, a Fire Service spokesman said.

Firefighters reached the woman in the car using ropes.

She has been rescued and is being taken to hospital in an ambulance for treatment to moderate injuries.

The man driving the car had managed to get out earlier.

Tapu Coroglen Road has been closed at State Highway 25.

Earlier efforts to rescue the woman by helicopter were hampered by heavy fog, the Fire Service said.

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