Man rescued by helicopter after firing nail gun into own hand on Waiheke Island

The Westpac rescue helicopter attended the injury to the man who had a nail gun mishap.
Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Westpac rescue helicopter attended the injury to the man who had a nail gun mishap.

A man was loading his nail gun when he fired a nail into his hand and had to be flown to hospital.

The man in his 30s was using the power tool on Auckland's Waiheke Island when he misfired about 7.45am on Wednesday.

An Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust spokeswoman said the man had minor injuries.

He was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a stable condition.

 

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