The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter rescued a 36-year-old Te Puke man who had suffered a serious head injury.

Earlier today the helicopter was dispatched to a rural property south of Te Puke, where a man had fallen while working on his house.

It was unknown how far the man fell.

He was flown to Tauranga hospital in a serious condition.

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The helicopter was used due to the serious nature of the patients injury and distance to hospital.