Hunter falls down gully, breaks leg

A man in his 40’s sustained a broken leg after falling down a steep gully in bush on his Kaimai Ranges property on Tuesday. Photo: rescuehelicopter.org.nz

A man was airlifted to hospital after breaking his leg, while hunting on his property in the Kaimai Ranges on Tuesday evening.

The man, who is in his 40’s, broke his leg after falling down a steep gully in thick bush at the back of his property on Te Tuhi Road in Okauia just east of Matamata.

An Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust spokesperson says the Westpac 2 crew were dispatched to the scene at 8.52pm.

“Police Land Search and Rescue were also tasked to the area and located the patient about an hour or so after Westpac 2 began initial search.

“Medic was inserted into the area via a hover off load. Patient suffered a broken leg. He was given pain relief, stretcher winched out, and transported to Waikato Hospital in a moderate condition.”

A police spokesperson confirms the man was located at about 11.30pm.


1 Comment

golly gosh

Posted on 19-04-2017 18:53 | By old trucker

Wonder how much this all cost,maybe he could donate to chopper appeal, awesome job in Rescue chopper 24-7 out in all weather locating and finding people, well done you are all HEROS THANKYOU,Sunlive Thankyou, 10-4 out.

Leave a Comment

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

Do you think free parking in the CBD on Saturdays will bring more business to retailers?

Yes
No it’s going to add to the parking problems
Yes and it should be extended throughout the week

VOTE
VIEW RESULTS