Man injured while collecting paua

Supplied photo.

A man injured yesterday while collecting paua near Mayor Island has been flown to hospital.

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the island just after 1 pm.

The 20-year-old was diving and collecting paua when a paua he picked up sucked back onto the rock.

The man yanked his finger out resulting in the near amputation of his right middle finger.

He was flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.



0 Comments

There are no comments on this article.

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to make a comment. Login Now
Opinion Poll

Should the Christmas/New Year school holidays be moved to February when the weather is typically better in NZ?

Yes, that is when I would take my holidays.
No, you never know when there is going to be bad weather.

VOTE
VIEW RESULTS
Bay Today


Looking back from Mount main beach. Photo: Alan Forward.

Send us your photos from around the Bay of Plenty. kendra@thesun.co.nz