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Injured mountain biker airlifted

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The Baytrust Rescue Helicopter was called to the Whakarewarewa Forest Saturday afternoon at approximately 16:25pm to assist the Rotorua St. John's Ambulance Service with an injured mountain biker.

The 34 year old Auckland man was mountain biking through the Whakarewarewa Forest, approximately 7kms to the southeast of Rotorua, with a small group of riders and came off his bike.

St. John's was initially called to the scene of the accident and tended to the man's injuries. Due to the remote location of the accident scene and the possiblity of spinal injury, the Baytrust Rescue Helicopter was called to the scene to airlift the man from the forest back to the Rotorua Hospital in a comfortable position.

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