Greenlea Rescue Helicopter responds to rural motorbike accident | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Greenlea Rescue Helicopter responds to rural motorbike accident

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural location on Saturday afternoon to airlift a man who had fallen from his motorbike.

The patient sustained a “nasty” dislocation and fracture of his ankle.

He was flown to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment. The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the incident due to the severity of the injury and the distance from the closest hospital.


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