A 69-year-old man has been airlifted to hospital after falling on a forestry site in Ngakuru.

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the site, south of Rotorua, at 10am this morning.

The man had fallen on a forestry site and injured his leg. He was stabilised by the on board paramedic and flown to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.

The helicopter was used due to the remote location of the man.