Cameraman rescued after collapse in tower

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A cameraman had to be rescued from a 15 metre high viewing tower after collapsing while filming a Heartland rugby match in Levin yesterday.

An ambulance was called shortly after 3.15pm when the man - believed to be in his early 60s - apparently suffered a heart attack and collapsed while filming the Horowhenua-Kapiti -West Coast game.

St John paramedic and ambulance officers climbed to the viewing box where the man lay.

Levin volunteer fire fighter strapped the man into a rescue stretcher and lowered him to the ground. He was taken by ambulance to Palmerston North Hospital.

- Horowhenua Chronicle

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