Man suffering suspected spinal injury | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Man suffering suspected spinal injury

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural home near Ruatoki, south of Whakatane, at approximately 3pm, on Monday 24 October.

A 57-year-old man was seriously injured after falling backwards while working in his shed on his lawnmower.

The man was treated by St John paramedics before being flown to Middlemore Hospital’s specialist spinal unit.


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