Golfer rescued after 30-metre cliff plunge
A golfer is in hospital after a round he will never forget.
The 66-year-old Chinese man was playing at Howick Golf Course, near Bucklands Beach in Auckland, yesterday when he went looking for his ball and fell down a 30m cliff, The New Zealand Herald reported.
The Westpac Helicopter was called to the scene about 3pm after a groundsman noticed the man's lone golf cart, then saw the man's arm among rocks when he looked over the cliff.
"He's just gone looking for his golf ball and then slipped and fallen," paramedic Chris Deacon said.
"I felt really sorry for the guy - I mean, you go out to play golf, you don't expect this."
The man was in a stable condition in hospital last night.