Logging accident - Rescue Helicopter - 16 January 2014
Today at 10:30am, the TrustPower TECT rescue helicopter was
dispatched to Ruatoki where a tree feller was hit by a punga
that was dislodged by a tree he was falling.
The 39 year
old male received shoulder, back and leg injuries, was
treated at the scene by St John paramedics before being
flown to Tauranga hospital for further
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