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Helicopter rescue in the upper Derwent Valley

A MALE motorbike rider was flown by helicopter to the Royal Hobart Hospital following a single-vehicle accident at Karanja late this morning. The incident occurred on Styx Rd at Karanja, which is mid-way between Bushy Park and Westerway.

Police said the rider was transported to hospital in the Westpac Rescue Helicopter, which was seen flying over New Norfolk late in the morning and again in the early afternoon.

Emergency services also responded to a report of a vegetation fire at Glenlusk late in the morning, but the incident was reported as closed a short time later.

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