Man breaks leg on flying fox

Last updated 18:23 02/02/2014

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A man has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken leg after falling off a flying fox on a rural property outside Wellington this evening.

Police said the 43-year-old "came to grief" on a flying fox across a gully in private forestry land off Makara Rd.

The Porirua-based High Angle Rescue Unit, which specialises in rope rescues, were at the scene with Wellington Free Ambulance staff.

The man had been stabilised and put into a "stokes bucket" and personnel were trying to figure out how to get him back across the gully which was spanned by the flying fox.

Graeme Quinn, a paramedic with the KPMG rescue unit with Wellington Free Ambulance, said the man crashed into a platform at the end of the flying fox.

* The story originally said the man broke both legs but that information has since been corrected.

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