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Cyclist injured

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Waiaruhe Road near Taihape on Thursday 8 December, after a cyclist was injured when he came of his bicycle.

The group he was riding with set of a Personal Locator Beacon, as well as calling emergency services, to assist in locating them.

The patient, a man in his 60’s, suffered head and leg injuries.

He was stabilised by St John Paramedics before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

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