At around 12pm on Friday 24th May, the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural property in Nukuhou which is inland of Ohope Beach.
A 47-year-old male was out riding his horse at the back of a farm when he suddenly fell from his horse. This resulted in a suspected neck injury.
Because of difficult access to the patient, the helicopter was called to transport the man to the hospital. He was flown to Whakatane hospital for treatment.