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Girl Winched From Hakarimata Summit Track

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Hakarimata Summit Track at approximately 1 pm on Wednesday 27 July.

A 13-year-old hamilton girl had tripped and fallen while descending the steps sustaining head and back injuries.

St John and NZ Fire Service staff where in attendance when the helicopter was called due to location and accessibility.

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, utilising the NZCT Rescue Winch, winched a St John Paramedic and a Police SAR member to the patient.  Due to her injuries she was stretcher winched, accompanied by the St John Paramedic, into the helicopter.

She was transported to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

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