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Mountain biker suffers back injuries

A mountain biker has been flown to Middlemore Hospital after a fall in Oropi.

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 3pm on Monday, to the Oropi mountain bike track, where a 37-year-old male had fallen a suffered and serious back injury.

“Due to the remote area of the track, the man lay where he fell for about two hour until other mountain bike riders came across him and called 111,” says a spokesperson for the rescue helicopter.

“The rescue helicopter was able to land in an area close to where the patient was.

“He was stablised at the scene and then flown to Middlemore Hospital for treatment.”

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