Pair plucked to safety from cliff

Two people had to be rescued from a vehicle that was left dangling off a cliff after it crashed off a rural Coromandel road yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services, including a Westpac rescue helicopter crew, were called to the crash on the gravel Tapu-Coroglen Road just before 5pm.

A Northern Fire Communications spokesperson said they found the vehicle "dangling off a cliff" 10 metres below the road and but held up by a tree. Two people were inside the vehicle.

Both were successfully removed using rescue gear, the spokesperson said.

- Jamie Morton of the NZ Herald

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