The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Reporoa Rugby grounds at 5.00pm to assist a St John Ambulance.
An ambulance had responded to a sports injury, but on arrival discovered the patient’s injury required the support of the rescue helicopter.
A 23-year-old Rotorua man was airlifted to Rotorua Hospital with leg injuries.
This flight was the second callout for the day. The rescue helicopter was used to transport a 54-year-old Rotorua man with spinal injuries to Middlemore Hospital in Auckland from Rotorua Hospital around midday.