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Fisherman hoisted from boat

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a fishing boat approximately 15 Nm off the coast of Porangahau on Monday 10 April, at around 8:30 am.

The fisherman, a man in his 20’s, sustained an eye injury after getting caught on a fishing hook. The rescue hoist was used to deploy a rescue swimmer to the boat and extract the injured man.

He was stabilised by a St John paramedic and airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital for treatment.

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