Tree feller hurt

18:01, Oct 04 2013
Ambulance staff and Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter care for the injured man

The 44-year-old man who was airlifted to Nelson Hospital with a serious leg injury this morning was from Picton, Seddon chief fire officer Keiron Hebberd says.

He could not confirm the name of the man, but said he had been working with his son felling trees on the Grassmere Rd property when the incident happened.

The pair were cutting trees up on the ground when one rolled onto the man's leg just before 10am.

The injured man's son had managed to free him from underneath the tree before emergency services arrived, Mr Hebberd said.

He was treated by Blenheim ambulance staff before being flown to Nelson in the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter, where he was further treated by an intensive care paramedic.

An update on his condition was 
not available 
from the hospital 
this afternoon.




The Marlborough Express