An elderly man was rescued by helicopter after a nasty fall in his Ohakune home.

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched around 1pm. St John paramedics located the man, who is in his 80s, before he was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital in a serious condition.

Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island.

Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations.