A man had to be rescued by a specialist Ropes Rescue team after becoming stuck on a cliff near Muriwai Drive this afternoon.

“Police received a call that a man was stuck on a cliffside around 4 pm,” a Police spokesperson said.

A specialist Ropes Rescue team from the Whakatane Fire Bridgade led the rescue.

Rescuers managed to bring the man down just after 6 pm, a Fire and Emergency spokesperson confirmed.

“The man was uninjured and is now safely back on the ground.”