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22 year old winched off the Hakarimata Summit

The TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked at 6:30pm to fly to the Hakarimata walking track near Ngaruawahia.

A 22-year-old female had fallen and suffered an ankle injury whilst walking on the Hakarimata Track. Due to the terrain, the rescue helicopter was called to the scene where the Crewman winched down the Intensive Care Paramedic to access the female. She was stabilised before the patient and ICP were winched up into the helicopter.

The female patient was airlifted to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

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