This afternoon the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew were tasked to Richmond Downs, 15 kilometres from Matamata.
Once at the scene the crew began to perform a winch operation for an injured tramper. A female had inured herself whilst out hiking in a very remote location making accessibility a challenge.
The woman overseen by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic whilst being flown Waikato Hospital for medical treatment.
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