Man injured in quad bike accident

21:01, Dec 27 2012

A 60-year-old Wairarapa man was rescued last night after his quad bike rolled down a muddy hill.

He fractured ribs and sustained possible internal injuries in the accident.

A paramedic was sent on a Westpac Rescue Helicopter to help him, and the man was winched off the hill.

"Patches of low cloud made reaching the area difficult for our pilot and the mud at the scene made it very difficult for the entire team on scene" said Life Flight crewman Dave Greenberg. 

"The rescue itself took about 2.5 hours but it took well over 3 hours cleaning the inside of the helicopter".

The man was treated in the Emergency Department and admitted to hospital.

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