A man who injured his leg when he fell on to rocks on the
rugged Tasman coast was winched to safety by a rescue
The 32-year-old man had been walking on the rocky shoreline
near Split Apple Rock in Kaiteriteri, about 15km north of
Motueka, when he fell and injured his left ankle and lower
leg this morning.
The Nelson/Marlborough rescue helicopter had to be called in
because rescuers could not get to him by boat and the rugged
terrain made it too difficult to remove him by foot.
The crew winched an intensive care paramedic on to the rocks
to stabilise the patient before both were winched into the
The man was treated on board as he was flown to Nelson