On Tuesday afternoon shortly after 1pm the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter – IRU was tasked to Whitianga on the Coromandel Peninsula.
A 33 year old male was riding his motorbike outside the medical centre in Whitianga township when e came off his motorbike, breaking his arm.
The patient was airlifted back to Waikato Hospital where he received immediate medical attention.
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