Injured mountain biker winched from hills above Wainuiomata

Thursday 18 March 2010, 8:51AM
By Westpac Rescue Helicopter


The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter has transported a 17 year
old Lower Hutt man to hospital this evening after he fell from his
mountain bike on a track in the hills above Wainuiomata.

The helicopter, with a Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic onboard, was
called at approximately 6pm this evening. Due to the terrain the
Paramedic was winched down to assess the injured man. The Paramedic and
patient were then winched back into the helicopter and flown to
Wellington Hospital.

The injured man is currently in Wellington Hospital Emergency
Department, where he is being assessed and treated for injuries to his
right arm.