Three days trapped in a campervan

Emergency services tending to the injured man in the weekend. Supplied photos.

A man in his 70s spent three days stuck in his campervan after becoming wedged between the front seat and foot pedal.

The man finally received help on Sunday when the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust was tasked to fly the man to Waikato Hospital.

A spokesperson for the rescue chopper says the man had fallen over inside the campervan and become wedged between the front seat and foot pedal.

“The patient was in this position for three days and was extricated by ambulance and fire crews.

“The man was suffering from tissue damage to his left leg and hypothermia. He was transported to Waikato Hospital in serious condition.”

1 Comment


Posted on 17-07-2017 17:33 | By old trucker

AWESOME JOB by the heli crew and Ambulance staff,it does not say who found him, it must have been horriffic for him to have been jammed in there for 3 days, the above are HEROS,HUMBLE IN their days work, and in all weathers they are there too help us, The Ambulance and fire were down Papamoa beach rd this week which looked like a big man on the stretcher,another AWESOME JOB by these people, This is a great story Sunlive,Thankyou,10-4 out.

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