Man winched to safety after fall

Last updated 08:12 11/11/2012
rock fall
ROCKY RESCUE: A man was winched to safety after falling onto rocks at Kaiteriteri.

Relevant offers

National news

#Buythisbeach: Campaigners confident of securing Abel Tasman beach Arrests made following Auckland liquor store assault on elderly woman Foreign drivers involved in two serious crashes over Waitangi weekend Two people arrested in connection with scam targeting the elderly in Christchurch Daughter of crash victim: 'Our hearts are broken.. he was our dad' Threats, harrassment continue for Wairarapa teen blamed over fatal crash Prime Hamilton building set from major upgrade Trapped in a hot, swinging gondola: 'Kids were screaming' Teen gains national title after launching largest amateur rocket in Taupiri Tips for cash - why police won't talk about the world of 'narcs' and 'snitches'

A man is in hospital after falling onto rocks in Kaiteriteri yesterday. 

The Nelson/Marlborough rescue helicopter was called to assist the 32-year-old man who had fallen while walking over shoreline rocks near Split Apple Rock in Kaiteriteri, injuring his left ankle/lower leg.

An intensive care paramedic was winched onto the rocks to stabilise the patient so he could be winched into the helicopter.

There was no boat access and the rugged terrain meant a difficult extraction by foot.

He was winched aboard and treated by the onboard paramedic enroute to Nelson Hospital.

Ad Feedback

- The Press

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content