The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to an area of the Waikato River, Saturday afternoon at 6.00pm near Whakamaru (51 km south west of Rotorua), to attend a 45-year-old Papamoa woman who received injuries from a fall.
Initially attend by an ambulance crew from Mangakino, the helicopter was called in to provide additional medical assistance.
Fire Rescue established a landing zone close to where the incident occurred.
A woman was then airlifted to Rotorua Hospital in a comfortable condition with leg injuries. The helicopter was despatched due to the remote location and the nature injury.
About Philips Search and Rescue Trust
Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Rotorua’s principal sponsor, BayTrust. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.