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'He was very lucky' - Teenage boy falls 10 metres off cliff while mountain biking on Coromandel Peninsula

A male teenager has suffered a broken arm after falling 10 metres down a cliff, landing on his head, while mountain biking in the Coromandel Peninsula.

The teenager suffered a broken arm, cuts and abrasions, after the fall on a Whangamata trail at 12.45pm today, Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter reported.

"It could have been a lot worse. He was very lucky." Westpac helicopter co-Pilot Aaron Knight said.

The boy was airlifted by the Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Waikato Hospital in a moderate condition. 

A teenage boy was injured after falling off a cliff while mountain biking in Whangamata. Source: Westpac Rescue Helicopter


A teenage boy was injured after falling off a cliff while mountain biking in Whangamata. Source: Westpac Rescue Helicopter


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