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Man trapped in drainage culvert

A helicopter was dispatched to Waimana to retrieve a man in his 60’s. Photo: Supplied.

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waimana, south of Whakatane, to retrieve a man in his 60’s who fell, fracturing his right femur.

The man was injured at around 5pm on Monday and lay in a drainage culvert until he was discovered early Tuesday morning.

He was stablised at the scene by paramedics before being flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

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