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Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

Transfer to Starship Hospital on Friday evening

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Auckland’s Starship Hospital on Friday evening. The team transferred a small baby only a few hours old with a serious respiratory condition to the “Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit” (NICU) from Waikato Hospital. The picture was snapped by pilot Bazza and crewman Callan on the roof of Starship […]

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Drowning incident near Raglan

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to a drowning incident near the Raglan Wharf just before 5pm, on Monday the 15th of July.

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Fatal SH5 Crash

At 3pm the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a fatal car v car crash on SH5

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