A man who survived a 30-metre fall, landing on the roof of a
commercial building near Camberley, was an "informal" patient
at the Hawkes Bay Hospital's mental health unit in Hastings.
Emergency services were called to the PGG Wrightson Seed and
Grain Centre on Orchard Rd where the 30-year-old had fallen
from a tower, landing on the roof of a shed.
The Fire Service used a crane ladder to reach the injured man
before he was lowered to the ground.
St John Hawkes Bay district operations manager Stephen Smith
said the man had hit a cable as he fell from the tower.
He suffered serious leg injuries and was taken to Hawke's Bay
Hospital where he was in a serious but stable condition.
Hawkes Bay District Health Board spokeswoman Anna Kirk said
the man was an "informal" patient at the mental health
inpatient unit, which meant he was able to "come and go as he
- Hawkes Bay Today