The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked by the Rescue Coordination Centre to the Pueroa Forest Park after a beacon was activated.
A cyclist had needed the help of a rescue helicopter while he and five friends were cycling the length of the country to raise funds for Northland Emergency Services Trust.
Pilot Pete Masters quoted “I was able to track route from the GPS coordinates and could work it out from the web site mapping to confirm where they were located”
The cyclist had gone flying over the handlebars when his front wheel hit a pothole, in Pureora Forest Park near Taupō. after being accessed by onboard Intensive Care Paramedic, Rob the patient was assessed to of a broken collar bone and broken ribs, which required immediate medical attention.
The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter airlifted the patient, along with his bicycle to Waikato Hospital.