Man seriously injured in mountain carting accident

A man suffered serious injuries in a carting accident at Cardrona on Saturday, one of two people injured at the ski area that day.

The 22-year-old man was injured in what is understood to be a mountain carting accident, a new activity at the ski area over summer, where people ride downhill on low-slung, specially designed tricycles.

Cardrona Alpine Resort general manager Bridget Legnavsky said the accident was "definitely human error," and Worksafe did not need to be notified.

St  John spokeswoman Neha Concisom said the man was transported in an Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter to Dunedin Hospital in a serious condition.

Shortly after, another helicopter was deployed when a 42-year-old woman sustained moderate injuries mountain biking at Cardrona, transporting her to Dunedin Hospital.

The Cardrona Bike Park near Wanaka features a network of downhill trails making use of the skifield’s chairlifts.

An injured young tramper was airlifted from a hut in the Mt Aspiring National Park on Saturday  morning.

The 24-year-old woman suffered moderate injuries in an accident and was transported by an Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter from Young Hut, on the Gillespie Pass Circuit, about 8.30am to Lakes District Hospital in Queenstown.

Doc lists the circuit as an advanced route for experienced trampers.

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