Man in Waiouru impaled by tree branch

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter (Supplied)
The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter (Supplied)

A man in Waiouru who was impaled by a branch on Saturday afternoon has been flown to hospital.

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was sent to the scene around 4:30pm.

The man had to be stabilised by St John paramedics before he could be flown to Whanganui Hospital.

It was a busy afternoon for the rescue chopper, having to immediately be sent back to Waiouru to pick up a man with back injuries in an unrelated incident. He was taken to Palmerston North Hospital.

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