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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.

The cost of this is huge. Your rescue helicopter has contracts with ACC, DHB’s and NZ police, providing approximately 50% of the operating costs. This means the remaining 50% of funding must come from the community.

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 life saving difference.

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