A 14-year-old Rotorua boy sustained injuries on Monday afternoon after he crashed while Motocross racing.
Initially, the boy was treated by an onsite medic. Due to his injuries and the distance from the nearest medical facility, the Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Pongakawa Bush Road, with an onboard St John Intensive Care Paramedic.
The patient was stabilised and airlifted in a comfortable condition to Rotorua Hospital.
The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Murupara at 2.00pm on Sunday to tend to another 14-year-old local boy who was suffering a major medical condition.
He was stabilised by local ambulance crews and flown to Rotorua in a serious condition. The helicopter was used due to the seriousness of the condition and the urgency required to get him to hospital.