Dramatic photos show rescue of man trapped under quad bike

Emergency services responded to the scene just before 5pm on Monday.
Emergency services responded to the scene just before 5pm on Monday. Photo credit: Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

A 70-year-old man was taken to Middlemore hospital on Monday with serious injuries after being trapped underneath his quad bike.

Dramatic photos show emergency crews responding to the call-out, the man's leg visible underneath the flipped vehicle.

Westpac's rescue helicopter was called to Mauku, west of Pukekohe, where the man was found approximately 100 metres down a steep paddock.

Dramatic photos show rescue of man trapped under quad bike
Photo credit: Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

The injured man had managed to get his phone out of his pocket and call for help.

He was carried up the hill to a waiting helicopter which took him to Middlemore hospital in a serious condition.

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