Man injured after fall in home | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Man injured after fall in home

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the East Cape settlement of Te Araroa, on Sunday 3 December, to assist with a 78-year-old local man who had suffered a fall in his home. The man was found lying on the floor of his home when his family came to visit.

The rescue helicopter arrived with a specialist Paramedic to stabilise the man, and he was then flown to Gisborne Hospital for further treatment.

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