Four missions during the night for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Four missions during the night for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

At around 8 pm the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taumarunui to retrieve a male in his 60’s involved in an MBA. He sustained severe head and facial injuries.

At around 11 pm the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Thames to retrieve a 7female in her 70’s with breathing difficulties.

At 1:00 am the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to New Plymouth to retrieve a female in her 80’s who suffered a cardiac event.

At around 4:00 am the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Rotorua to retrieve a female in her 90’s. The lady began experiencing chest pain and was attended by road ambulance and then transported to the helipad at Rotorua Hospital for transfer via the rescue helicopter to Waikato Hospital.

 

Image: View at night from the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter using Night Vision Goggles

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