Forestry man out of hospital
A Marlborough man injured in a logging accident on Tuesday has been discharged from hospital.
The man, a 37-year-old forestry worker from Rai Valley, was winched out of the Top Valley Stream area on the north bank in Marlborough on Tuesday after being hit by a log. He was flown to Wairau Hospital, in Blenheim, about 2.30pm.
Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter crewman Hamish Pirie said the man was part of a forestry crew felling bluegums when a log about 25 centimetres in diameter hit him in the upper body.
The man was treated by a St John intensive care paramedic on board the helicopter. A St John spokesman said the man's injuries included a fractured wrist.
A hospital spokeswoman said yesterday the man had been treated and discharged.
- The Marlborough Express