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Otaki resident in pain

On Tuesday the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Otaki where a 80-year-old woman was experiencing chest pains.

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Injured Horse Rider

At 11:30am the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to an injured horse rider on an isolated farm near Marokopa.

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Motor vehicle accident in PioPio

On Sunday the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter responded to a PioPio, in South Waikato for a motor vehicle accident between a car and motorbike.

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Your rescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation this speed and agility can make all the difference. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival – the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of patient recovery.

The cost of this is huge. Your rescue helicopter has contracts with ACC, DHB’s and NZ police, providing approximately 50% of the operating costs. This means the remaining 50% of funding must come from the community.

Without your support, your rescue helicopter would not be able to remain operational on a 24/7, 365 day a year basis. This could mean a serious delay in people being rescued, or transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

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