The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a small pine plantation east of Whanganui near Fordell shortly after 1pm on Friday.
A forestry worker in his 30’s had been hit by a tree. The man had suffered serious injuries to his back and pelvis.
The helicopter was able to get the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic close to the patient’s location, enabling him to be treated and stabilised. Due to the severity of his injuries and the steep terrain he was winched on board the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter and flown directly to Whanganui Hospital.