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Man critical after being hit by tree

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 30/03/2017

A Bay of Plenty man is in a critical condition in hospital after being struck by a tree he was cutting down.

The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was sent to the small settlement of Ruatoki on Thursday after the 34-year-old received chest injuries in the incident.

St John medics stabilised the man before he was flown to Tauranga Hospital.

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