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Woman caver rescued from Harwoods Hole

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 28/02/2017

An injured Canadian woman has been brought out safely after she fell at Harwoods Hole in Abel Tasman National Park.

A four-strong rescue team helped to get the 25-year-old out just before 8.30pm on Tuesday.

Police say the woman, who is reported to have moderate shoulder and hand injuries, will be taken by helicopter to Nelson Hospital.

Her two companions are being walked out of the cave system on Takaka Hill by members of the rescue team.

Emergency services were alerted around 12.15pm to the woman's fall by a group in the area.

Harwoods Hole is the deepest vertical shaft in New Zealand, with a drop of 176 metres.

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