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Two Mountain Bikers Rescued

Saturday 15 Jan 1930 hrs

The Wellington Based Westpac Rescue Helicopter transports two Mountain Bikers to Wellington Hospital from two different incidents this afternoon.

On the first call a 15yr old male from Lower Hutt had been mountain biking near Ngawi on the Waiarapa Coast when he fell of and injuring his head and neck.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded with a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic onboard.

The Helicopter was able to land near the Local Fire Station where the patient had been transported and was being treated by a local Fire brigade member.

The patient was transported to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where he is being assessed and treated for his injuries.

On the second call a 49 year old man from Lower Hut was mountain biking on a track in QE 2 park south of Paraparaumu when he fell of coming down a hill.

The mountain biker also suffered injuries to his head and neck.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded with a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic onboard.

On arrival the Patient was being treated by Two Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedics. The helicopter was able to land near the Patients location in the sand dunes.

The patient was transported to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where he is being assessed and treated for his injuries.


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