An injured Waikato farmer found himself unable to move or call for help after he fell and dislocated his hip.
The 81-year-old Otorohanga man was out in a paddock at approximately 9.30 yesterday morning. It was not until later that evening when he had failed to return home, that the alarm was raised.
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched and he was airlifted Waikato Hospital for further evaluation and treatment.
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 Waikato King Country’s principal sponsor, Westpac. 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.