Press Release – Life Flight Trust
A Life Flight team rescued a man who was in a bulldozer which rolled 200 metres down a hill in the Wairarapa this morning.
Life Flight sent a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic onboard the Westpac Rescue Helicopter to the accident, on a farm northwest of CastlePoint.
“On our arrival we found a man being looked after by his co-workers after his bulldozer rolled approximately 200 metres down a hill, landing upright” says Life Flight crewman Dave Greenberg. “Luckily the guy did not get thrown out of the bulldozer cab on the way down”.
The Wairarapa man, in his 50s, is suffering from multiple injuries, none of which appear to be life threatening.
The man was transported to the Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where he was treated and assessed.
The Life Flight Trust is a charity providing air rescue and air ambulance services. It operates the Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a national air ambulance service. It relies on support from the public and sponsorship from partners such as Westpac to provide these services. Further information can be obtained from www.lifeflight.org.nz