The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Waitawheta Valley, south of Waihi, on Thursday 22nd March, to retrieve an 86-year-old man who suffered a heart attack. Once stabilised, he was flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.
Later in the evening, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Tauhei, north of Morrinsville, to a single vehicle rollover. A woman who was an occupant of the vehicle suffered severe back pain with a suspected spinal injury, abdominal injuries and an ankle injury.
She was transported to Waikato Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
Immediately upon arrival at the hospital, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Taupo Hospital for a patient with a complicated pelvic fracture, who required urgent transport to Waikato Hospital for specialist treatment.