Putaruru local struck by timber, unable to drive | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Putaruru local struck by timber, unable to drive

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Waikato township of Putaruru, late yesterday afternoon.

A local Putaruru man sustained a serious leg injury after being hit by some timber. Whilst driving home the man was in a great deal of pain and was unable to extract himself from his vehicle.

The man was driven to a local park where a landing area was secured by local fire crews.

Attended by a local St John crew and the choppers own Intensive Care Paramedic the man was given pain relief and stabilised.

He was airlifted to Waikato Hospital for additional treatment.



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