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Injured mountain biker airlifted

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A 36 year old female from Blenheim was transported today 27 November 2011 at 1328 by the Summit Rescue Helicopter. The patient was mountainbiking in the Wither Hills near Blenheim when she fell from her bike and sustained leg injuries.

A St John Intensive Care Paramedic was hover loaded to the scene and treated the patient along with a Benheim St John team who had walked to the site. The patient was then hover loaded into the helicopter, as we were unable to land at the scene. The patient and the Blenheim St John crew were transported to a waiting Ambulance, so the patient could be transported to Blenheim Hospital. This allowed us to respond to a second job at Wakefield.

A 13 year old male patient from Wakefield received a head injury after a fall from his motorcross bike on a motorcross track at the top end of 88 Valley Rd. We were directed to a landing site by people at the scene and the patient was transported to Nelson Hospital for further assessment at 1420.

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