Man injured while mountain biking | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Man injured while mountain biking

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on Tuesday 21 November at 12.30pm to a mountain bike track near Kinloch, Lake Taupo, where a 70-year-old male rider had collided with another mountain biker coming from the opposite direction.

The 70-year-old’s upper torso made contact with the other mountain bikers handlebars, resulting in a large puncture wound.

The rescue helicopter utilised the Southern Trust Rescue Winch to hoist a paramedic to the scene to stabilise the patient and then extricate both the patient and the paramedic.

The man was flown to Waikato Hospital for further assessment and treatment.


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