Tramper airlifted out of Richmond Ranges

Last updated 13:00 30/12/2013

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A man in his sixties who injured his leg while tramping was airlifted from the Richmond Ranges.

The man from Milton injured his leg and ankle while moving across uneven terrain. He was with his son and they activated their locator beacon at Hunters Hut on Saturday morning.

The man was treated at the site for his injuries by an intensive care paramedic from the Nelson Marlborough rescue helicopter which flew him to Nelson Hospital's emergency department for further assessment.

Last night at about 8.30pm the helicopter flew a 35-year-old Christchurch man from Okiwi Bay to Nelson Hospital because of a medical condition.

Meanwhile, a local woman, aged 48, was taken to Nelson Hospital by ambulance after she came off her bike on the Great Taste cycle trail at Headingly Lane in Richmond.

The woman was turning when she tumbled off her bike and over the bridge rails. She collided with her handlebars and suffered a minor chest injury. Ambulance services tended to her at the site before she was taken to hospital.

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