Around lunchtime, the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a trail ride event near Matata.
An 11-year old Whakatane boy had fallen from his motorbike, he received leg fractures as a result and was flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment accompanied by his father. His condition was moderate.
Later in the afternoon the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to winch an injured swimmer out of the Omanawa falls, the man jumped into the water and landed awkwardly injuring his shoulder.
He was winched into the helicopter and flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.
Photo:Mission 1 – Trail ride scene at Matata.