27 Dec 2021

Person seriously injured after suspected fall off Rāpaki Rock

5:39 pm on 27 December 2021

One person is in a serious condition in Christchurch Hospital after a suspected fall in the city's Port Hills.

Close up of a St John ambulance on a residential street.

Photo: RNZ / Cole Eastham-Farrelly

St Johns Ambulance responded to the incident just before midday at Rāpaki Rock, a popular climbing spot.

A fire crew also responded, helping to transport the patient to an ambulance waiting on the road below.

Rāpaki Rock has a reputation of injuries and even death in the past.

In November 2019, Paul Corridon died while attempting a climb on the rock, which resulted in a coronial inquiry earlier this year.