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Te Puke swim ends in spinal injury

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 7/01/2017

A Te Puke man has been flown to Middlemore Hospital after he suffered a serious neck injury diving into a swimming pool.

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter flew the 38-year-old to Middlemore on Saturday night after paramedics drove him to a local park where firefighters had cordoned off a landing area.

The man is in the care of Middlemore's spinal unit.

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