Climber injured after falling from Rapaki Rock in Christchurch

A climber has been flown to hospital after falling from Rapaki Rock on the outskirts of Christchurch.

Emergency services attend to the climber near the base of Rapaki Rock. Photo: RNZ / Alex Harmer

Emergency services were called to the area about 9.40am today.

A Fire and Emergency spokesperson said firefighters from Governors Bay assisted in carrying the man to a waiting helicopter.

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The spokesperson said the man has been flown to Christchurch Hospital for treatment.

The prominent crag at the top of the Rapaki walking track is popular with climbers. It is located in the Port Hills above Christchurch near the Sign of the Kiwi.

A helicopter was called in to take the injured person to Christchurch Hospital. Photo: RNZ / Alex Harmer

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