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Helicopter rescues mountain biker, injured in Belmont Park

Press Release – Life Flight Trust
At 11:30am this morning the Life Flight Trust responded to Belmont Regional Park in Lower Hutt where a 62 year old man from Alicetown had been mountain biking with a group of friends when he fell from his bike while riding down a hill.

Life Flight responded with a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic on board the Westpac Rescue Helicopter. The helicopter was able to land next to the injured man.

A Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic was already at the scene after driving there in a 4 wheel drive vehicle.

After being treated by the Paramedics at the scene, the patient was flown to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where he was treated for his injuries.

The Life Flight Trust is a charity providing air rescue and air ambulance services. It operates the Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a national air ambulance service. It relies on support from the public and sponsorship from partners such as Westpac to provide these services. Further information can be obtained from www.lifeflight.org.nz

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