Man injured after falling down steep bank
The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter transferred a seriously injured man from Upper Hutt earlier this morning.
Police and Wellington Free Ambulance were called to River Road in Upper Hutt where a 27 year old man was seriously
injured after rolling down a steep bank, approximately 10 metres high, and landing on a concrete road below.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter, with two Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics on board, was called to the scene because
the man is possibly suffering from a spinal injury. The helicopter landed on St Hwy 2 (River Road), near the Mangaroa
"As we understand it the man was walking home and fell down the bank when he was attempting to find a short cut" says
Westpac Rescue Helicopter Crewman Dave Greenberg. "Apparently he rolled down the bank and then ended up with a two metre
fall to the ground below".
The man was flown to Wellington Hospital around 3 am. He is currently being assessed and treated for multiple injuries
in the Emergency Department.