Teenager critical after mountain bike accident

A teenager has been flown to Dunedin Hospital with critical injuries after a mountain bike incident.

Emergency services were called to Otago Central Rail Trail at Little Valley, Alexandra, just before 3pm.

A St John Ambulance media spokeswoman said the young person was taken by helicopter to Dunedin in a critical condition.

Police also attended and confirmed the injuries were as a result of "a mountain bike incident", but would not say if the person involved was male or female.

A local Fire and Emergency New Zealand crew acted as first responders. 

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