Part of man's finger amputated in accident

CAROLINE KING
Last updated 08:54 26/02/2013

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Part of a man's finger was amputated during an accident on a cruise ship in Akaroa on the weekend.

The Westpac rescue helicopter spokesman said they were called to the incident about 5pm on Saturday.

He understood the 42-year-old engineer, who was working on the ship, lost the tip of his finger after it got caught around a rope and a door.

Earlier that day, the crew were called to a property in Duvauchelle about 9.30am after a 40-year-old man fell about seven metres from a ladder.

The spokesman said the man, who had been painting a roof, fractured his elbow and injured his hip.

The next day, the Westpac rescue helicopter winched a 56-year-old woman from Bottle Lake Forest about 1pm after she suffered an injury in a fall from her mountain bike.

Later that day a 45-year-old man sustained rib injuries in a motocross accident in Southbridge, about 3pm.

All were taken to Christchurch Hospital.

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