Man seriously hurt on Matakana Island

  • 27/08/2017
The man was flown to Tauranga Hospital in a serious condition with a St John paramedic onboard.
The man was flown to Tauranga Hospital in a serious condition with a St John paramedic onboard. Photo credit: supplied

A man has been airlifted to hospital after being allegedly attacked and knocked unconscious at Matakana Island, near Tauranga.

The 32-year-old man fell heavily and hit his head on concrete, with a Trustpower rescue helicopter called out to assist at about 9:30pm on Saturday.

The man was flown to Tauranga Hospital in a serious condition with a St John paramedic onboard.

Police are investigating the alleged assault.

NZN