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Crash Between Quadbike & Train Near Lake Matahina

Police responded to reports of a crash involving a train and a quadbike on a track in Lake Matahina around 9:50am.

"A vehicle collided with a freight train heading from Kawerau to Murupara," a Kiwi Rail spokesperson says.

"Enquiries are ongoing to locate a person believed to have been on the quad bike at the time," a Police spokesperson says.

"A helicopter and Police including dog units are searching the area nearby,"

Hato Hone St John received a call at 9.54am about the incident on Tahuna Road near Lake Matahina.

"We responded with one ambulance, one rapid response vehicle, one helicopter and one operations manager, but our services were not required," a Hato Hone St John spokesperson says.

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