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Emergency transfer after skateboard injury

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched by Tauranga Hospital for an emergency transfer at 7 pm on Wednesday 27 December.

A 15-year-old male had been riding his skateboard on the Tauranga Harbour Bridge when the wheel on his skateboard hit an obstacle, propelling him forward and hitting his head on a rail causing a serious head injury.

He was stabilised at the scene by paramedics before being driven by road ambulance to Tauranga Hospital. Due to the nature of his injury, he was then flown by the rescue helicopter to Auckland Hospital in a very serious condition.

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