Boy injured at Waihi Beach | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Boy injured at Waihi Beach

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waihi Beach at 1pm on Thursday 19 January, to a 9-year-old boy who had fallen from a tree and suffered a serious leg injury and abdominal injuries.

A road ambulance drove the patient to the Waihi Beach airfield where they met the rescue helicopter. St John paramedics stabilised the buy before he flown to Waikato Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

The rescue helicopter was called due to the nature of the injuries and distance by road to the closest required hospital.

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