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Beacon search at Pakihi Hut

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched this afternoon to help with a search after a PBL had been activated near Pakihi Hut.

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Remote rescue to Ruatahuna

At 1100am on this morning the Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the remote Te Urewera township of Ruatahuna (80 km SE of Rotorua).

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A split second decision saved Jason O’Connell’s life

A split second decision made by helicopter crew saved Jason O’Connell’s life. “I was a farmworker in Reporoa at the time. I was on my bike, went over a bump I have ridden over many times, but I must have been going too fast.” Jason said.

Medical event leaves 12-year-old unconscious

The Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Mangakino yesterday at approximately 6.30pm to airlift a 12-year-old local girl who had been found unconscious after a medical event.

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GJ Gardner pledge for every home built

In their Service Promise GJ Gardner states; ‘[we] take the worry out of building’ and now the Rotorua/South Waikato Franchise is helping to ‘take the worry’ from those in need of the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter.

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We Need You

Your support ensures rescue helicopters are available to your community.
Your rescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation, this speed and agility can make all the difference. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival – the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of patient recovery.

We are partially funded by a government contract with National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO). We rely heavily on the generosity of sponsors and the community to help fund the shortfall that allows us to be rescue ready 24/7, 365 days of the year. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopter can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, and intensive care paramedics directly to the patient.

Without your support, your rescue helicopter would not be able to remain operational on a 24/7, 365 day a year basis. This could mean a serious delay in people being rescued or transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

Support your rescue helicopter and make a lifesaving difference.

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