Two injured at mountain bike park

  • 25/11/2017
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter. Photo credit: supplied, file

One man has chest and rib injuries and another has a neck injury after separate falls at Kaiteriteri Mountain Bike Park.

A 50-year-old man fell while riding in the park about 10:20am on Saturday, the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter operator says.

He was flown to Nelson Hospital in a stable condition for treatment to rib and chest injuries.

The rescue helicopter immediately returned to the park to help a man with a neck injury from a fall while riding in the park.

"Due to the location of the second rider he was required to be winched out on a specialised stretcher," the helicopter operator said.

He was also flown to Nelson Hospital.

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