26 year-old takes tumble on Oripi cycle track | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

26 year-old takes tumble on Oripi cycle track

This afternoon the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the Oripi cycle track.

A 26-year-old male had fallen off his bike and fractured his ankle, he was overseen by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being winched into the TECT Rescue Helicopter.

The patient was flown to Tauranga Hospital for medical treatment.

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