SunLive – Man injured in boating accident

A 70-year-old man was slightly injured following a boating accident in the Coromandel.

Rescue services, including the coastguard and the Wespac rescue helicopter, were called to the Aldermen Islands on Monday, where a man in his 60s suffered a serious accident on board a boat , reports the Coromandel CFM.

“The call arrived at the rescue center around 1.55pm with a report that a man had suffered an accident and needed urgent medical assistance.

Coastguard Tairua-Pauanui was notified at 2 p.m. of an injured boat in need of assistance south of the Aldermen Islands.

Volunteers aboard Pauanui Rescue arrived at the scene shortly before 3pm, meeting with the Westpac rescue helicopter.

The Westpac medic was transferred to Pauanui Rescue and after assessing the patient, the medic and patient were hoisted to the helicopter.

“With Westpac transferring the patient to Middlemore Hospital, we returned the remaining boat and vessel to the Royal Billy boat launch and assisted in returning the boat, car and trailer to their Pauanui residence” said Tairua-Pauanui Coast Guard Chairman Andrew Gibson.

“We wish the boat a speedy recovery and thank the crew of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter for their role in the rescue.”

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