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Afternoon callouts for the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 1 pm on Saturday 28 January to the Tongariro Crossing to assist with two people who ran into trouble while on various tracks.

The first patient had fallen on some stairs and suffered a serious head injury. He was flown to Rotorua Hospital for treatment in a comfortable condition.

The second patient was suffering from a medical condition and an awaiting friend was able to drive her home.

Upon landing back in Rotorua at 4.30pm, the rescue helicopter was immediately tasked with a job in Ruatahuna, where a local man had fallen from a ute and suffered serious head injuries.
He was flown to Rotorua Hospital in a serious but stable condition to undergo further testing.

Philips Rescue Helicopters, Bay Trust Rotorua BOP Rescue Helicopter, Tuesday 2 May 2017. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography.©Philips Search & Rescue Trust

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