Man seriously injured after tree crushes him

A man was airlifted to Christchurch Hospital after the tree he was cutting down fell on him near Kaikoura.

On Saturday Kaikoura Volunteer Fire Brigade were called to the scene in Oaro, about 22km south of Kaikoura.

The 75-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after the tree he was cutting down fell on him at about 1pm, Kaikoura chief fire officer Ian Walker said.

“He was being looked after by his mates when we arrived and then he was taken to hospital by helicopter,” he said.

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