Teen mountain biker flown to hospital

The patient being carried to the waiting helicopter. Supplied photo.

The Westpac rescue helicopter Whitianga crew had to airlift an injured mountain biker near Whangamata on Saturday.

The male teenager had suffered a fall from his mountain bike in a Whangamata forestry block, and had multiple injuries.

An intensive care paramedic was hover off-loaded at the scene, after which the helicopter landed further up the hill.

The patient was flown to Tauranga Hospital in a moderate condition.



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