Bridal Veil Falls Rescue | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Bridal Veil Falls Rescue

On the morning of Wednesday, March 10th, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Mangakino for a female patient in their seventies in critical condition from an acute medical event.

The patient was treated and transported to Waikato Hospital.

The onboard crew was then dispatched to Bridal Veil Falls, near Raglan, for a female patient following a medical event on the track.

The Intensive Care Paramedic was winched down to the patient, she was treated and winched out to safety.

Later in the afternoon, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter attended to an infant suffering breathing issues in Kaingaroa Village. The child was treated and then transported to Rotorua Hospital.

 

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