The Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Mt Ruapehu on Friday afternoon. A male in his 60s sustained a badly fractured leg after slipping over while walking on an icy road.
Due to the remote nature of the location, the helicopter was used to transport him to Rotorua Hospital.
Philips Search and Rescue Trust is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Taupo’s principal sponsor, Greenlea. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.