In the late afternoon on Saturday, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Whakapapa Ski Field for a 7-year-old boy who had injured himself while snowboarding.
The onboard Intensive Care Paramedic and Whakapapa medical staff treated the patient at Iwakau medical centre before the boy and his dad were flown to Waikato Hospital for further assessment.
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