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At approximately 8.30 pm on 30th December 2008 police were advised that a male was trapped under a rock at Kaihoka Point, near Cape Farewell.
Due to the remote location, a helicopter with a paramedic aboard is on its way to the scene.
Upon arrival the condition of the patient was described as serious.
Takaka Fire Service personnel with lifting equipment were picked up by helicopter to free the man.
At around 1145pm the man was freed and was flown to Wellington Hospital.
Takaka Police attended.