Coromandel missions for Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Coromandel missions for Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

On Saturday the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to two missions.

The first call was to the Coromandel township of Whitianga to uplift a 60 year old local man who had been injured in a fall. He was stabilised by the medical crew aboard the helicopter and then airlifted to Waikato Hospital.

The second tasking was at 1500 and was also to the Coromandel peninsula but this time further North to the area of Little Bay. A Hamilton man had fallen receiving suspected spinal injuries. He was airlifted to Waikato Hospital.



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