Boy hit by car | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Boy hit by car

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Opotiki on Sunday 25 December, to transport a local 8-year-old boy to Rotorua Hospital.

The boy had been swimming and was crossing the road back to the house, when he was struck by an oncoming car.

On scene Paramedics assisted the boy and transported him to Opotiki airfield where he was then uplifted and flown to Rotorua Hospital in a comfortable condition.

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