Alex Paley | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Motocross Accident

On Saturday, November 27, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Parakiwai, southwest of Whangamata, for a male patient in his 40’s who had sustained injuries falling from his motocross bike.

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Putaruru Breathing Difficulties

On Wednesday, November 24, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Putaruru for a male patient in his 30’s who was experiencing breathing difficulties.

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Taupo Transport for Toddler

On Wednesday, 24 November, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to retrieve a young patient from Taupo Hospital who had suffered a medical emergency.

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Whakamaru Mission

On Tuesday, 23 November, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Whakamaru for a female patient in her 30’s who had collapsed.

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Pyes Pa Tree-tree felling accident

In the afternoon of Monday, 22 November, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Pyes Pa for a male patient in his 50’s who had sustained serious upper-body injuries following a tree-felling accident.

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