Horse rider's leg impaled on stick

The rescue helicopter needed to land in a tight area of forest to rescue a woman whose leg was impaled on a branch while horse riding. Photo / Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter
The rescue helicopter needed to land in a tight area of forest to rescue a woman whose leg was impaled on a branch while horse riding. Photo / Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter

A 23-year-old Israeli woman had to be airlifted out of a forest area in the Nelson region today after her leg became impaled on a stick while horse riding.

The woman was riding a horse in a forest area near Ngatimoti late this afternoon when the stick entered her leg while she was going through a narrow passage in the forest, causing her to fall to the ground.

The Nelson/ Marlborough Rescue was called in and landed in a tight area of forest beside the victim.

She was treated by the onboard intensive care paramedic and flown to Nelson Hospital where the stick will be removed this evening.

- nzherald.co.nz

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