20 Dec 2014

Hunter flown from Lake Tarawera area

8:09 pm on 20 December 2014

A helicopter has taken a hunter from the Lake Tarawera area after he fell ill.

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was sent to pick up the 67-year old man in a remote area shortly after midday.

A paramedic was winched down to the hunter to help stabilise him, before he made his way to a boat that took him to where the helicopter could land.

He's been flown to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.