One dead after trail ride incident

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One person has died at a trail ride at the Burt Brothers Trail Ride track yesterday afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the track just outside of Matata just after 12pm.

According to the Matata Volunteer Fire Brigade Facebook page, a small crew was dispatched up Mimiha Road to assist.

“We assisted on-site medics and then two road and on helicopter crew in attending to a patient suffering from what looked like a medical event.”

Fire and Emergency northern communications shift manager Scott Osmond says one person is deceased after falling off their motorbike at the Burt Brothers Trail Ride track.

So far this year the Matata Volunteer Fire Brigade has attended 74 callouts. Forty nine medical, eight weather, seven MVA and two activation. 


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