‘Tough as nails' is the only way to describe a Coromandel man who severely injured his arm with an angle grinder on Thursday.
Auckland Rescue Helicopter trust spokesperson Kerrie Spicer says following the accident, the man who is in his 70's drove himself from his home to the Whitianga Ambulance Station to seek help.
“Crew tasked to Whitianga for a male patient in his 70's who suffered a severe arm injury as a result of an accident with an angle grinder at home.
“He drove himself to the ambulance station, who subsequently treated and transferred him to the helipad.”
The man was then airlifted to Auckland's Middlemore Hospital in a serious but stable condition.