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Man injured on Matakana Island

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Matakana Island on Saturday. File photo.

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Matakana Island on Saturday, for a man in his 60s who was knocked to the ground and suffered a concussion and fractured leg during a sports match. 

Due to the remote location, the rescue helicopter flew to the scene with two paramedics on-board.

The man was treated at the scene before being flown to Tauranga Hospital for further treatment.

The return flight was aided with the use of night vision goggles.

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