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Two Trail Bikers Transported from Wairarapa Ride

Two Trail Bike Riders Transported from Trail Bike Ride in the Wairarapa

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to two separate incidents during an organised trail bike ride in the Wairarapa today.

The trail bike ride, held on a 70km loop track around Tinui (north east of Masterton), attracted about 300 riders of all ages.

Just before noon the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to assist a man who was suffering from a heart attack. The helicopter, with two Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics onboard responded to the scene where the man was already being assisted by a Wairarapa Ambulance Paramedic as well as other riders in the event.

The 50 year old Upper Hutt man was flown to Wellington Hospital where after a brief assessment in the Emergency Department he was transferred to the Cardiac Care Unit (CCU) for treatment of a major heart attack. He is still in CCU in a very serious condition.

Soon after returning to Wellington the helicopter was called back to the event to assist a 49 year old Carterton man who suffered chest injuries when he hit the handle bars of his trail bike. The man was suffering from non-life threatening chest injuries and was transported to the Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where he was being treated.

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