Injured man winched to safety

Last updated 19:47 28/07/2012

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An injured man was rescued by helicopter from the side of a hill near Owhiro Bay this evening.

At 5.20pm, the Wellington Westpac Rescue Helicopter saw the man on the side of a hill, about 90m above the Red Rocks walkway in an area inaccessible by road.

A Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic was winched down to tend to him.

The pair were flown to Wellington Hospital, where the man was treated for moderate injuries.

Life Flight Crewman Julian Burn said the man was walking up on the hill when he slipped and was hurt.

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