Person in critical condition after 'fall' in Waihi

What police believe to be some kind of "fall" has left a person critically injured in Waihi, Coromandel, tonight.

St John ambulance. Source: Supplied

Police originally told 1 NEWS the person was the victim of a dog attack on Consols Street around 5.50pm.

However, in a revised statement they say it appears the person was injured in a fall and was found with a dog next to them, causing confusion as to the nature of the incident.

St John says it has transported one person in a critical condition to Tauranga Hospital via helicopter.