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Broken leg for motocross rider

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a motocross event near Fordell in the late afternoon on Monday.

A male in his 20’s was taking part in a motocross event when the man took a serious fall from his motorbike and broke his leg.

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was utilised due to there being no access by road. On arrival, the man was treated by onboard Intensive Care Paramedic and then transferred to Whanganui Hospital for further treatment.

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