A brief update of missions undertaken by the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter from 7 – 22 May:
Sunday 7 May: A woman with serious breathing difficulties was transferred from an mountain lodge to Taupo Hospital.
Monday 8 May: A woman transferred from Taupo to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition following a car crash.
Saturday 13 May: An early morning flight from Turangi to Waikato Hospital for a youth suffering a gun shot wound.
Later that day, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to a woman injured on the Fischer Track after falling from her bike. The alarm raised by her partner who had to leave her and travelled for approximately 90min to raise the alarm. She was hover-loaded from a step hillside and taken to Taupo Hospital for treatment.
Sunday 14 May: Two women rescued from the mid point of the 42 traverse after becoming lost. The women were hover-loaded into the rescue helicopter, as is it was possible to land in the small clearings available.
Tuesday 16 May: A woman was rescued from Mt Tongariro with an ankle injury and flown to Taupo Hospital for treatment.
Monday 22 May: A man was flown from the Central Plateau to Rotorua Hospital with a medical condition. Following that, a woman suffering a medical condition was flown from Taupo to Waikato Hospital. On the return flight from Hamilton, the rescue helicopter was diverted to Turangi to a baby requiring medical attention, who was flown, with his mother to Rotorua Hospital