14 Sep 2011

Rescue helicopter flies out hurt Air Force member

8:30 pm on 14 September 2011

An airforce staff member, on exercises near Nelson Lakes National Park, has been flown to hospital by rescue helicopter.

The 19-year-old woman from Auckland was flown to Wairau Hospital after she slipped on a fallen log and broke her leg.

She was treated by Air Force paramedics who called for a rescue helicopter because of the remote location and rough terrain.