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

Convicted murderer Michelle Nicholson sacked from government job Stewart Island fire crew celebrates its 50th, as rural brigades struggle to get volunteers, fire engines – and even water Mild winter makes for more creepy crawlies in hair Arthur Allan Thomas calls for retrial for convicted murderer Scott Watson Stacey Kirk: Is New Zealand's mental health service doing more harm than good? Porirua roads reopen after late-night closure due to waves One person seriously injured in Auckland crash Transgender children plan for their future by preserving their fertility Moko Rangitoheriri's killer appeals for reduced jail time Police hunting offender who held up South Auckland dairy at gunpoint

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