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.


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