The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at midday on Wednesday 20 December for a 69-year-old man in Ruautahuna, who was suffering chest pains. He was stablised by the onboard paramedic and then flown to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.
Upon returning to base, the rescue helicopter was immediately tasked to the Whakarewarewa Mountain Bike Park, where a 17-year-old male had serious injuries after crashing his bike.
He was found by another rider who raised the alarm. He was flown to Waikato Hospital in a serious but stable condition.