A mountain biker has been rushed to hospital after being seriously injured in a crash.
The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was called to Whakarewarewa Mountain Bike Park, where a 17-year-old male had serious injuries after crashing his bike.
A spokesperson says a fellow rider raised the alarm when he discovered the injured biker yesterday afternoon.
“He was flown to Waikato Hospital in a serious but stable condition.” Prior to this callout, the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was called to Ruautahuna, where a 69-year-old man was suffering from chest pains.
“He was stablised by the onboard paramedic and then flown to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.”