Injured mountain biker | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Injured mountain biker

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Papamoa Hills at 3:30pm today, 2016, to assist  a 20-year-old female who fell from her mountain bike.

Although she was wearing a helmet, she received moderate facial injuries that required immediate hospital care.

The incident happened in a valley, an area of the track not easily accessible by vehicle.

 The helicopter landed in a paddock  close to the scene. The mountain bike rider was then flown to Tauranga hospital for further assessment.


About Philips Search & Rescue Trust

Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Tauranga’s principal sponsor’s, Trustpower and TECT. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.

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