On Saturday at 12.55pm the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter crew were tasked by Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand for a mountain biker who had fallen while riding in the Pureora Forest Park.
The onboard Intensive Care Paramedic was winched down to the track. After providing initial treatment at the scene the patient was winched out and flown to Rotorua Hospital for further care.
At 3.10pm the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter crew were tasked to fly to the Iwikau Medical Centre on the Whakapapa ski field for a 63-year-old man who had a medical event. He was flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.
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