Man flown to hospital after falling from tree near Katikati

A 52-year-old man slipped and seriously injured his hip today in an area of the Kaimai range.

The Trsutpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the man's location near Katikati and he was stabilised before being taken to Tauranga hospital.

It's understood he had been swinging from a tree vine when the accident happened.

Rescue helicopter attends a motor vehicle accident in Waimana. Source: Supplied