31 Mar 2014

Man critically injured while hunting

8:59 pm on 31 March 2014

A man is in a critical condition in Rotorua Hospital after being shot while hunting near Opotiki.

A rescue helicopter was sent to a remote bush area south-east of the Bay of Plenty town after a personal locator beacon was activated on Monday about 1.30pm.

Police say the man in his 20s was part of a hunting party with two others from the Hamilton area. An investigation is underway.