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Local raglan man injured after cutting down tree

On Monday afternoon the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a lifestyle block inland from the Raglan Habour where a young male had seriously injured himself.

A local male in his 20’s was working to get some trees trimmed on the property. The male was using a chainsaw on a tree that had a few large branches, as he went to cut, the tree fell forwards and rotated as it came down. Pinning the male to the ground, breaking his arm and leg.

He was carefully overseen by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic, Simon while being airlifted to Waikato Hospital.

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