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Life Flight Westpac Rescue Helicopter Winches Injured Biker

At approximately 1pm today, Life Flight’s Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to a call to help a man in 20's following a mountain bike crash in the Makara Peak mountain bike park.

The injured man was in stuck on steep terrain with a seriously injured shoulder and required immediate medical assistance. With no suitable place to land, the helicopter crew winched a Wellington Free Ambulance Intensive care paramedic 15m down to the patient, where he was treated, winched up to the helicopter and transported to Wellington Hospital in stable condition.


The Life Flight Trust is a charity that provides emergency air services, including the Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a nationwide air ambulance service. It relies on support from the public and from partners such as major sponsor Westpac to provide these services. More information at www.lifeflight.org.nz.

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