On Sunday morning at 8:30am the on-duty crew for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter were dispatched to the National Equestrian Centre on the outskirts of Taupo.
A rider in her 20’s had fallen on a cross country jump with the horse then landing on her. She received multiple serious injuries and was stabilised at the scene, assisted by the ambulance crew.
The woman was flown to Waikato Hospital for further medical care.
At around midday, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Ruatoria on the East Coast for a male in his 60’s who had collapsed in his home.
He was in serious condition and was carefully monitored by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic whilst being flown to Gisborne Hospital for further care.
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