Man hit by tree seriously injured

A man has serious injuries after being hit by a tree west of Nelson.

The 39-year-old from Nelson had been felling the tree with friends.

He was hit in the back of the head, shoulder and back by a log, near Tapawera, about 2pm on Saturday, the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter says.

He was flown to Nelson Hospital in a serious condition, a St John ambulance spokesman told NZ Newswire.

The incident comes a day after a 45-year-old forestry worker was struck and killed by a log north of Taupo.


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