Four missions in one day | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Four missions in one day

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter crews were hard at it again, attending 4 missions within the last 24 hours

In the past 24 hours, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter has flown to Gisborne, Whangamata, and Auckland twice.

This great picture snapped by one of the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter ICU flight teams on the Auckland Hospital helipad at 11:00 pm last night – the 4th mission for the day!

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