A Lighthouse ‘rescued’ by helicopter

3A historic earthquake-damaged building has been airlifted to safety from a steep Canterbury cliff this afternoon.

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has been planning to rescue the Godly Head lighthouse for weeks and made a first attempt earlier this month, but that ended in failure when the 2000kg structure proved too heavy for a helicopter to lift.

Instead, abseiling teams have since been dismantling the building and today it was lifted out in parts.

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Original article: www.3news.co.nz

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