At 7:30am on Saturday morning the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter responded to the Chateau at Whakapapa Village for a patient who crashed in icy conditions. She has serious head injuries and was flown to Hastings Hospital.
While returning to base the on-duty crew were redirected to a motocross trail ride event for a rider with serious pelvis injuries. Assessed by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic – Tony More before being flown to Hastings Hospital.
Upon leaving Hastings Hospital the crew responded to Turangi for a patient with serious cardiac issues. He was treated at the scene and transported to Waikato Hospital.
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