It was a busy weekend for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
On Sunday 29 January, the rescue helicopter was dispatched a boating accident just after midnight at Cooks Beach. A 45-year-old Hamilton man was flown to Waikato Hospital with chest injuries.
At 9am the rescue helicopter dispatched to Otorohanga to retrieve a 31-year-old Piopio man with a serious medical condition.
Then at 11am they were dispatched to Whitianga for a 77-year old local man with a serious medical condition.
At 4pm the rescue helicopter flew to Albatross Point on the West Coast south of Kawhia, to retrieve a 59-year-old Hamilton woman with burns from a gas oven incident.
Therescue helicopter was then dispatched at 7:30pm to a farm near Benneydale, where a 56-year old local woman had been trapped under a quad bike.
All these patients were flown to Waikato Hospital in a stable condition with moderate to serious injuries.
At midday on Monday 30 January, the rescue helicopter flew to Hawera Hospital to retrieve a 69-year-old Patea woman with a critical heart condition. She was flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.