Motueka man seriously injured in dog attack

File photo / NZ Herald
File photo / NZ Herald

A 71-year-old Motueka man is in hospital with serious injuries to his arms and one leg after he was attacked by a neighbour's dog.

The dog bit the man as he walked to the mailbox about 5pm, said Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter Tim Douglas-Clifford.

"He just walked out to get the paper and the dog attacked him,'' he said.

Ambulance crews and police attended the scene.

When the rescue helicopter arrived, the man had lost a lot of blood and was heavily bandaged, said Mr Douglas-Clifford.

A paramedic on board treated the man for serious limb injuries as he was airlifted to Nelson Hospital.

He was in a stable condition tonight.

The incident is being investigated by dog control, said police.


Get the news delivered straight to your inbox

Receive the day’s news, sport and entertainment in our daily email newsletter


© Copyright 2017, NZME. Publishing Limited

Assembled by: (static) on production apcf03 at 23 Feb 2017 17:56:49 Processing Time: 292ms