Man trapped for around 12 hours under boulder in Tasman

August 29, 2022

Carl Babe, a crewman with Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter, said machinery provided by the community helped free the man.

He said the boulder was about two tonnes and the incident occurred near Tadmore Valley Road Bridge.

"Emergency services were notified about 10am yesterday that a man had his legs wedged under a rock on private property in Tapawera," police said in a statement on Monday.

"FENZ volunteers and ambulance staff managed to get him free and he was taken to hospital in serious condition."

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