Man airlifted after fall

A Ruatahuna man was airlifted to Rotorua Hospital with suspected spinal injuries after a fall this afternoon.

The Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was despatched to the remote township of Ruatahuna about 6pm.

An ambulance from Murupara also responded and transported the man from his home to a nearby paddock where they met the rescue chopper.

Once stabilised the 64-year-old was airlifted to hospital in a comfortable condition.

- Rotorua Daily Post

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