A man has died in hospital after getting trapped underneath a tractor. (File photo)
A man has died after being trapped underneath a tractor in the Far North on Tuesday.
Fire and Emergency NZ, Police, St John Ambulance and the Northland Rescue Helicopter were called to a rural property on Okahu Rd near Kaitāia just before 6pm.
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“When we arrived, we found one person trapped underneath a tractor.
“We assisted and freed the person from under the tractor,” a Fire and Emergency spokesperson said.
The man was airlifted to Whangārei Hospital in a critical condition.
He later died from his injuries, a police spokesperson said.
“Police extend their sympathies to the man’s whānau at this time.
“The matter has been referred to the Coroner.”