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A 25-year-old woman left precariously placed on the edge of a cliff after falling from the headlands at Tunnel Beach has been rescued by a team of firefighters and paramedics.
A St John spokesman said the woman fell on the steep walking track about 1pm.
Her condition was initially reported as serious, but a St John spokesman said she was transported to Dunedin Hospital with moderate injuries.
A team of 12 firefighters assisted St John staff in rescuing her from the ledge at the bottom of the Tunnel Beach track.
They used rope harnesses to secure her on the cliff edge before she was lifted to safety.
The woman, who remained conscious throughout, was carried to a waiting ambulance at the top of the track.
A police spokesman said they were called to the scene at 1.50pm and asked to co-ordinate a "search and rescue response including the cliff rescue squad".
They would use a stokes basket, which is a type of stretcher, in the rescue.
The spokesman said they were still at the scene and the patient was yet to be retrieved just before 2pm.