On the 11th of April, The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter crew completed some early morning winch training, South of the Airport.
On arrival back at the airport, around 12.10pm the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Acacia Bay. Acacia Bay is a community on a small inlet on the western shores of Tapuaeharuru Bay, Lake Taupo.
An 80-year-old male had taken a serious fall at home, badly breaking his femur. The patient was assessed by Rob the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being airlifted, making sure he was in a stable condition.
The man was flown to Rotorua Hospital to receive further medical treatment.
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