Yesterday evening, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to two separate missions, where both patients sustained facial injuries.
The first call out was to Raglan to assist and transport an 11-year-old boy who sustained burns to his face after the fire he was attending exploded. He was airlifted to Waikato Hospital.
This was followed by a flight to New Plymouth to transport a child that received a dog bite to the face. The child was also flown to Waikato Hospital.
Both missions were completed with the aid of Night Vision Goggles.