Injured man winched from Urewera bush

A 20-year-old Putaruru man with head and leg injuries was winched from the bush in the Urewera country about 10:30am this morning and flown to Rotorua Hospital.

The man was injured in the Ohutu Stream, 65km east of Rotorua.

He'd been injured in a fall last night but the alarm was raised only this morning when a member of the group walked out of the area.

The man is reportedly in a comfortable condition.

- Newstalk ZB

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