All in a days work for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

All in a days work for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

On 1 January 2021 around 12:45am, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Golden Springs, Reporoa. A 27 year old male was suffering a medical emergency. He was assessed and transported to Rotorua Hospital. The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was back on base around 3am New Years morning.

At around 8.35am the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to transport a 74 year old male from Taupo Hospital to Waikato Hospital after a cardiac condition.

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was then tasked to the Waikato River near Tutukau Road, Reporoa at 12:15pm.

A ski biscuit had collided with the river bank causing the three passengers to be flung into the bank. An 11 year old Male was treated for back injuries and a 17 year old female was treated for concussion and an abdomen injury. They were both flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

At 6.30pm the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Lake Whakamaru where a 32 year old male had broken his Femur while Wake boarding. He was Flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

At 10:30pm the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to transport a 52 year old male immediately for treatment by specialists at Waikato Hospital after he suffered a medical event at his home.

 

 

Photo: Tutukau Road

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