Chop­per res­cue

Te Awamutu Courier - - Front Page -

A 24-year-old man was flown to Waikato Hos­pi­tal af­ter an in­ci­dent with a trac­tor near Piarere, east of Lake Kara¯ piro, on Tues­day.

A trac­tor tow­ing a trailer lost trac­tion and slipped down a muddy slope, com­ing to rest about 20m down a steep hill.

The driver at­tempted to bail out of the ve­hi­cle as it slid down the hill. He suf­fered ab­dom­i­nal and lower leg frac­tures.

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