Man who drove tractor to safety after losing leg thanks life-saving rescue helicopter
When John Vujcich realised a farm slasher had savaged his leg, and he could bleed to death before he got to safety, he had a moment of great despair.
“I held out my leg and I thought, ‘I’ve lost my foot. What am I going to do; I’ve killed myself’.”
The 2013 accident is still fresh in the mind of the Far North District councillor, as it changed his perspective about the importance of rescue helicopters.
Now the 67-year-old is urging everyone who has been rescued by helicopter to show their thanks with an exclusive new supporters club.
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Stuff: Denise Piper – August 01, 2020