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Hunter in hospital after falling in river

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 8/04/2017

A 76-year-old man has been airlifted to Rotorua Hospital after falling into a river while hunting in Ruatahuna Valley.

A hunting companion pulled the man from the river and managed to revive him when he stopped breathing, the TrustPower TECT Rescue Helicopter says.

The helicopter was dispatched about 4.30pm on Saturday and landed at a camping ground in the steep valley.

The main road into Ruatahuna has been washed out.

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