Man survives 200m plunge into paddock

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The rescue chopper was brought in to search for the driver with the search light. Photo / Glenn Taylor
The rescue chopper was brought in to search for the driver with the search light. Photo / Glenn Taylor

A badly injured man was being flown to hospital last night after the vehicle he was in plunged about 200 metres from Te Mata Peak, Havelock North.

Emergency services rushed to the scene and found the man 150 metres from the wreckage of the vehicle which was in a paddock several hundred metres from the road.

The man was understood to have been found with the aid of the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter after there was no sign of anyone in the wreckage.

No one else was thought to have been in the vehicle.

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