Mountain biker injured on the Te Araro Trail | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Mountain biker injured on the Te Araro Trail

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched just before 8 pm on Wednesday 28 February to the Bridge To Nowhere, where a man in his 70’s had sustained injuries while mountain biking the Te Araro Trail to the Bridge to Nowhere.

The rescue helicopter was dispatched at last light after friends in his party alerted the Police to his injuries. The man walked a further 10km along the track before he was spotted by the rescue helicopter crew who were equipped with Night Vision Goggles.

He was stablised by the onboard paramedic and flown to Whanganui Hospital for further assessment.

Philips Rescue Helicopters, Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter, Palmerston North, Wednesday 10 May 2017. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography.©Philips Search & Rescue Trust

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