In the afternoon the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural property, south of Whakatane.
A 22-year old local man had badly broken his lower leg after jumping from his horse and landing awkwardly.
He was flown to Tauranga Hospital in a moderate condition.
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