Greenlea’s weekend missions | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Greenlea’s weekend missions

On Friday, May 14, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter attended to a patient following a motor vehicle accident in Awakino.

The onboard crew transported the patient to Taranaki Base Hospital.

They were then tasked to transport a patient from Hawera Hospital to Waikato Hospital.

On Saturday, May 15, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter responded to a call out to Taupo for a male patient suffering a medical event.

The patient was flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

On Sunday, May 16, the onboard crew was tasked to a motor vehicle accident near Murapara.

In total, six patients required medical care at the scene and were flown to Rotorua Hospital.

That same day, they attended to a motorcycle accident. They transported the patient via helicopter to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

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