Mountain biker seriously injured | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Mountain biker seriously injured

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched 3 pm on Monday 8 January to the Oripi mountain bike track, where a 37-year-old male had fallen and suffered a serious back injury.

Due to the remote area of the track, the man lay where he fell for about 2 hour until other mountain bike riders came across him and called 111. The rescue helicopter was able to land in an area close to where the patient was. He was stablised at the scene and then flown to Middlemore Hospital for treatment.

Philips Rescue Helicopters, Trust Power TECT Rescue Helicopter base, Tauranga, Wednesday 26 April 2017. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography.
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