The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched 4 April 2020 to Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula for a 75 year old who fell from his bicycle, sustaining a severe head injury involving loss of consciousness.
Then in the early evening, to Te Kuiti, for a 10 year old who fell off his motorbike while riding on his family’s farm. In a freak mishap, he sustained a deep laceration to his thigh, requiring vascular intervention.
We here at the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter have a policy of keeping the media informed of our work. We do this as a service to the media and in an effort to raise our profile with the public to assist with our fundraising campaigns. Our service is only possible because of sponsor support and donations. We appreciate seeing our name in any stories utilising information supplied by us.