At 9am on Monday morning the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to attend a motor vehicle accident on State Highway 2, Mohaka.
A vehicle had rolled causing pelvic injuries to a 26-year-old female, she was stabilised by St John ambulance staff with the assistance of our Intensive care Paramedic and flown to Hastings Hospital for further treatment.
At about 2pm in the afternoon, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked by the Rescue Coordination Centre, New Zealand (RCCNZ) to locate a group of horse riders in the Te Urewera National Park who had set off a Personal Locator Beacon.
The crew flew to the Horomunga River Valley and located the group where one male had received serious injuries from a horse. The male had a broken nose, cuts and bruising to his face as a result. He was flown to Rotorua Hospital for treatment.
On arrival at Rotorua Hospital, the crew was re-tasked to Whakamaru to attend the scene of a quad bike rollover at the rear of a farm close to the Lake Whakamaru. The woman was located lying in a swampy area after falling from her quad bike causing her to seriously injure her lower back.
She was treated at the scene and flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.