Boy injured after 9 metre fall | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Boy injured after 9 metre fall

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was tasked on the evening of Wednesday 27 December to Ruatahuna to retrieve an 11-year-old local boy who had fallen down a 9-metre cliff while out walking with family.

Family members carried the injured boy to the nearest house to raise the alarm, as there was no cellphone reception where they were tramping, in the Te Urewera National Park.

The boy was stablised by the onboard paramedic before being flown to Rotorua Hospital in a moderate condition.

Philips Rescue Helicopters, Bay Trust Rotorua BOP Rescue Helicopter, Tuesday 2 May 2017. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography.©Philips Search & Rescue Trust

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