Man rescued after quad bike incident in North Canterbury

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Jun 18, 2023 |

Emergency services responded to a motorbike crash in Ashley Forest, North Canterbury yesterday afternoon.

The male was in a hard to access location, with Land, Search and Rescue deployed around 5pm, a police spokesperson told Chris Lynch Media.

It’s believed the man suffered a long fall with his bike, and was pinned underneath in river water.

The rescue took 2-3 hours, with helicopters and multiple ground units battling poor weather and harsh terrain, making it an extremely difficult extraction.

One person was carried out of the forest by Land Search and Rescue and transported via 4WD to Ashley Village, where ambulance transported them to hospital in a moderate condition.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

Chris Lynch is a journalist, videographer and content producer, broadcasting from his independent news and production company in Christchurch, New Zealand. If you have a news tip or are interested in video content, email [email protected]

Have you got a news tip? Get in touch here

got a news tip?