Man injured while collecting paua | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Man injured while collecting paua

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Mayor Island at just after 1 pm on Friday 22 December, where a man had sustained an injury while collecting paua.

The 20-year-old was diving and collecting paua when a paua he picked up sucked back onto the rock. The man yanked his finger out resulting in the near amputation of his right middle finger.

He was flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.

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