Back to back callouts for the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Back to back callouts for the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was tasked at 9.30 am on Saturday 17 March to Ruatahuna for a 58-year old female who was suffering chest pains.  She was flown to Rotorua  Hospital for treatment.

The rescue helicopter was then dispatched to the Te Urewera National Park by the Rescue Co-ordination Centre, for a 57-year old male who had fallen from his motorbike and suffered multiple broken bone. Fortunately, the party had a PLB (Personal Locator Beacon) and the rescue helicopter was able to fly directly to the man.

He was flown to Whakatane Hospital for further treatment.

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Your rescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation, this speed and agility can make all the difference. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival – the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of patient recovery.

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