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Mountain biker rescued in Wellington

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 30/12/2016
The biker was taken to Wellington Hospital in a stable condition. © Getty Images The biker was taken to Wellington Hospital in a stable condition.

A paramedic had to be winched 15m down to help a mountain biker injured in Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter says the man was stuck on a steep slope with a seriously injured shoulder about 1pm on Friday.

The man, aged in his 20s, was winched to the helicopter and taken to Wellington Hospital in a stable condition.

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