A teenager has been rescued after she was injured on a tramp with her scout group.

The 17-year-old had tripped on a tree root and badly injured her lower leg while tramping in the Kamai Ranges, near the settlement of Te Poi.

The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to the area at 6.30pm.

A Landsar team carried the tramper to a place where the helicopter could land, while St John paramedics stabilised her.


She was flown to Tauranga Hospital for further treatment.