Man cuts hand in chainsaw accident

Westpac 2 waiting to transport the man to hospital. Photo: ARHT.

A man helping clear debris in storm ravaged Kaiaua ended up having to be flown to hospital after cutting his hand with a chainsaw.

The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust was dispatched to Kaiaua on Saturday.

“The man, in his 60’s, slipped and cut his hand with a chainsaw while clearing fallen tree debris on the road.

“Because of the wet weather, Westpac 2 flew low and along the coastline to assist with visibility.”

The man was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition.

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