Wellington Scoop

Forestry worker injures leg while felling a tree in Totara Forest Park

News from Life Flight Trust
A forestry worker suffered a serious leg injury while felling a tree in Totara Forest Park this afternoon.

The Life Flight Trust was called to the park at about 1.30. It sent the Westpac Rescue Helicopter with a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic onboard.

The forestry worker, a man in his 50s, was located a few kilometres off MCurdys Rd being cared for by his workmates.

The helicopter landed near the patient, who was assessed and treated by paramedics and then transported to Wellington Hospital’s Emergency department for further treatment.

The Life Flight Trust is a charity providing air rescue and air ambulance services. It operates the Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a nationwide 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