Four life-saving missions on 11/9 | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Four life-saving missions on 11/9

In the early hours of Saturday morning on the 11th of March, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked by Lakes DHB to complete a maternity transfer for a female who had gone into early labour, she was airlifted to Waikato Hospital for specialist care.

Upon returning to Taupo the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was diverted to a serious truck accident on S/H 30 Barryville. The crew arrived prior to Fire and Emergency and was able to treat the male driver while he was still trapped inside the cab of the truck. The driver was eventually extricated from the truck and flown to Waikato Hospital with serious injuries.

While still at Waikato Hospital the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to attend a medical emergency in Ruatahuna. The 57-year-old female was transported to Rotorua Hospital for immediate medical treatment.

The last mission of the day was around 6pm, the crew was tasked to transport a 37-year-old female who had a suspected stroke, after being delivered by St John Ambulance staff, she was stabilised at the Taupo Airport before being flown to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.


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