The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on back to back to flights to an organised farm/trail ride motorcycle event on the Highway 22 road near Naike, west of Huntly, on Saturday 4 March.
The first callout was for a 42-year-old Hamilton man who had crashed off his bike and received chest injuries. He was flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.
Whilst unloading the injured man, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to the same trail ride, where a 47-year-old man from Warkworth, has also crashed and suffered suspected spinal injury. He was also flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.