The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waitahanui, on the eastern shore of Lake Taupo, to retrieve a man involved in a car crash on Saturday night.
The man in his 20’s was a rear seat passenger and sustained significant head trauma. He was transported to Taupo Hospital, where he was stabilised for the flight to Waikato Hospital.
Yesterday afternoon, the helicopter flew to Ohara to retrieve a 76-year-old man who suffered a suspected stroke. He was flown to Waikato Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.