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Mountain biker airlifted from Waihi

Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

Today at lunchtime the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Waihi where a 28 year old local man had crashed off his mountain bike while riding in a nearby forest. He received lower leg fractures after his leg became entangled in his bike.

He was riding alone and was able to call for help using his cell phone, his leg was stabilised before he was flown to Hamilton for further treatment at Waikato hospital.

The helicopter was used because of the patient location and the serious nature of his leg injuries.

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