A man suffered serious injuries when his hand was caught in a
hay feeder in rural Southland this morning.
Fire appliances from Waikaia and Lumsden were called to the
Hurley Rd property following reports the man had his hand
caught in a hay feeder, about 9am.
On arrival volunteer firefighters called a local Riversdale
contractor to the scene, who used a gas cutter to help free
the man's hand.
"It takes a bit of guts to say they didn't have the right
gear, and to call someone else,'' a Fire spokesman said.
"That made all the difference.''
The injured man was later flown to Dunedin Hospital with
severe injuries to his hand.