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Teen trapped on Tauranga cliff rescued

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 15/04/2017

A 17-year-old has been found and rescued after becoming trapped on a cliff south of Tauranga.

Police say the teenage girl was reported missing in the Omanawa Gorge at about 3pm on Sunday, prompting a search by police, Land Search and Rescue, Tauranga's NZ Response Team and volunteers, including her father.

After hearing her voice about three hours later, a harness was used to pull her back up the cliff.

As the sun set during the search, four volunteers at the bottom of the cliff face also eventually had to be pulled up by rope, Sergeant Craig Madden said.

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