Unfortunate event for local farmer | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Unfortunate event for local farmer

On Sunday afternoon, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Dannevirke.

A farmer in his 60’s was using a skill saw cutting a piece of wood when the saw kicked backwards and drove back over his left hand partially amputating his pinky finger and fully amputating his index finger on his left hand.

He was required to be transported to Hutt Hospital for immediate surgery.

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