At about 3.30pm the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Restful Ridge at the top of the Whakapapa Skifield area on Mount Ruapehu.
A man had fallen approximately 10 metres onto rocks below injuring his elbow and back.
After being winched from his location the man was stabilised at a lower altitude and then flown to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.
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