Man hurt by falling tree

Last updated 08:45 19/12/2013

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A man with back injuries after a tree fell on him remains in Palmerston North Hospital this morning.

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter pilot Lance Burns said they were called to transport the man from a Mangaone Valley Rd property, northeast of Eketahuna, yesterday afternoon.

A St John ambulance was already on the scene.

The man suffered moderate back injuries and was airlifted to hospital in a stable condition.

Mr Burns said the man was not part of a forestry operation.

A hospital spokesman said this morning that the man remained in a stable condition.

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- Manawatu Standard

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