Busy weekend for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Busy weekend for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

In the early morning of Friday, July 2, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Rotorua for a patient in need of urgent transportation. The onboard crew flew the patient to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

In the early morning of Saturday, July 3, they responded to a patient suffering a medical event in Turangi.  The onboard crew flew the patient to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was then dispatched to a motor vehicle accident near Ruapehu. The patient was treated at the scene before being flown to Taupo Hospital for further treatment.

The same day, they were tasked to Rotorua for a patient suffering a medical event. The onboard crew transported the patient to Waikato Hospital.

Upon returning to Taupo, they were dispatched to a patient that had sustained an injury during a rugby game. The patient was treated on scene before being flown to Waikato Hospital.

In the evening, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter crew was tasked to a patient suffering a medical event. The patient was treated on scene before the onboard crew flew them to Rotorua Hospital.

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