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Injured mountain biker airlifted

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

A 69 year old man from Kaiterteri was winched this afternoon from the Heaphy Track by the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter. The male had been mountain biking with a group of others and during their ride had fallen from his bike, injuring himself and therefore unable to continue his ride.

Due to the dense bush cover an Intensive Care Paramedic was winched into the Aorere shelter and then treated the man on scene for his injuries. They were both then winched aboard the helicopter and flown to Nelson ED.

The helicopter was then immediately despatched to Kenepuru Sound, Marlborough for an unwell 75 year old lady. She was assessed and treated on scene and then flown to Wairau Ed for further assessment and treatment.

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