Man falls 10m over Lower Hutt waterfall

File photo / APN
File photo / APN

A 62 year old man has been airlifted to hospital after falling 10 metres over a waterfall at Percy's Reserve in Lower Hutt this afternoon.

The accident happened around 3pm.

Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics rescued the man using what's known as a 'rescue wheel' - an over sized wheelbarrow-like device used for transporting patients over rough terrain.

Spokesman Daniel Paul said it appeared the man fell over the waterfall while having some photos taken.

A spokeswoman for Capital and Coast DHB said the man was in stable condition in Wellington Hospital.

He will be transferred out of the emergency department to a general ward shortly, she said.

- Newstalk ZB / APNZ

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