Evening rescue mission to Mt Ruapehu | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Evening rescue mission to Mt Ruapehu

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Mt Ruapehu on the evening of Tuesday 18 October. The two people had climbed the southern slopes with the intention of skiing/boarding down, until one of them fell and was injured on the descent.

The RARO Alpine Rescue and Mt Ruapehu Ski Patrol were flown to a summit ridge and made their way down to the injured party. A decision was made to bring the man to a lower flatter slope, where he could be more safely recovered by the rescue helicopter.

The man was flown to Rotorua Hospital for treatment.

img_0439 img_0443-1 img_0444-1 img_0477-1 img_0483 img_0484

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.

Saving Lives, Together.

Sign up to our newsletter