20 Sep 2015

Man trapped with broken leg - up a tree

6:50 pm on 20 September 2015

A Gisborne man is recovering in hospital with a broken leg after being trapped metres up a willow tree he was trimming.

A branch he had cut split and pinned his leg against the main trunk of the tree, and it was an hour and a half before he was rescued.

The accident happened on a lifestyle block yesterday afternoon.

The 51-year-old is reported to be in a stable condition.