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  • Town/City: Tauranga
  • Bike: BMW R100GS, Ducati Mark 3 250 narrow case
Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

An injured off-road motorbike rider was winched from the Maungatapu track by crew from the Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter.

Pilot Colby Tyrrell said the crew members responded to the call-out at 1.06pm on Monday, flying to the Pelorus side of the saddle to pick up the injured rider.

The access and presence of transmission wires made it a technical winch operation, he said.

The man was flown to Nelson Hospital.