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Chopper rescues injured trawler fisherman

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 13/01/2017

The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter. (File) © Hawkes Bay Rescue Helicopter The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter. (File) A seriously injured man has been winched from a fishing trawler 80 nautical miles northeast of Gisborne and flown to hospital.

The man in his 30s was injured on Friday before 6:30pm when he was hit from behind by a large fish bin, a Lowe Rescue Helicopter spokeswoman says.

Rescuers began the medevac by lowering a St John intensive care paramedic on to the trawler to stabilise the injured man before both were winched aboard the chopper.

The man was then taken to Gisborne Hospital.

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