Bay teen breaks leg in bike fall

The rescue helicopter getting ready to transport the injured teenager to hospital.

A 17-year-old is recovering from a broken leg after falling from his bike at the weekend.

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taneatua, in the Eastern bay, where the teenager fell off his bike as he was riding down a steep hill.

The 17-year-old was helping to set up a trail ride event when he went over the handlebars and broke his leg as a result, says a spokesperson for the rescue helicopter.

“He was stabilised by paramedic medics before being flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.”



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