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Man sustains critical injuries after being trapped under digger bucket in Auckland

A person has been critically injured after being trapped under a digger bucket in Auckland.

Fire and Emergency New Zealand told 1 NEWS responders have extricated one person.

St John earlier said paramedics were treating the injured person, who was conscious and breathing, at the scene on Scott Road in Hobsonville. A Westpac helicopter was dispatched to take the person to Auckland Hospital.

Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter's crew was alerted of the incident around 8.40am and were sent to assist a male in his twenties.

He was flown to the hospital in a serious condition.

WorkSafe initially told 1 NEWS the agency has been informed of an incident but did not yet have details. 

Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust and emergency services assisting patient who was trapped under digger bucket. Source: Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust