Moun­tain­biker hurt in crash on West Coast trail

Nelson Mail - - News -

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.

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