Mountainbiker hurt in crash on West Coast trail
A 50-year-old woman has been injured in a mountainbike crash on the West Coast. The crash happened at 1pm on Wednesday near the Stern Valley Hut on the Old Ghost Road trail, between Westport and Karamea. A West Coast rescue helicopter initially tried to get to the injured woman, but could not reach the location due to rain and low cloud. A Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was then dispatched, and was able to winch the woman out about 4.30pm. St John spokesman Gerard Campbell said the rider was taken to Nelson Hospital with moderate injuries. A Nelson Hospital spokesperson said the woman had since been treated and discharged.