At midday on Friday 30 October, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter crew were dispatched to Mangakino to assist an ambulance crew with a 32-year-old patient who had an acute medical condition. The patient was treated and transported to Waikato Hospital for further care.
Not long after arriving back in Taupo, the crew was tasked to Rotorua for a patient who had full-thickness burns to both hands and arms. Due to the injuries, the patient was flown to the burns unit at Middlemore hospital.
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