Two motorcross accident call outs | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two motorcross accident call outs

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Mangakino at 12pm on Saturday 28 January, a 19-year-old male motocross rider who had fallen from his bike and received a head injury that required hospital assessment.

He was checked over by St John Paramedics before being flown to Waikato Hospital.

When returning back to Rotorua base, the rescue helicopter was diverted to Pongakawa, where a 30-year-old male motocross rider had fallen from his bike and received chest and back injuries.

The patient was stabilised by a St John Paramedic before being flown to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.

The rescue helicopter was called to both incidents due to the remote locations and distance to the required hospitals.

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