The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to two separate missions in quick succession this afternoon.
The first was to Te Kawa with a medical crew onboard, to attend a 60-year-old male who had sustained life threatening injuries. The man was being treated by St John staff at the scene when the helicopter arrived with medical support.
The rescue helicopter crew were quickly dispatched to the next mission in Taumarunui, where a 21-year-old Hamilton man had sustained neck and back injuries in a motor vehicle accident. The man was reportedly a passenger in a vehicle when the accident occurred. He was flown by the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Waikato Hospital for treatment.
About Philips Search and Rescue Trust
Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) 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.
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