Car plunges over cliff

File photo.

UPDATED 12.55PM: The occupants of a car that crashed down a cliff in Waitomo District are out of the car and being attended to by medical personnel.

A rescue helicopter that was en route to the scene has been stood down.

There are no details regarding any injuries as yet.


Emergency services are responding to a crash on Rauparaha Street, Marokopa, in Waitomo District.

Police were notified at around 11.30am that a car had gone off a cliff and travelled some distance.

It is believed that three people are in the car but police will not be able to confirm that, or the nature/extent of any injuries, until a rescue team reaches the car.

More information will be released as soon as it is available.

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