Mahiihi man airlifted to hospital | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Mahiihi man airlifted to hospital

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on Thursday afternoon at approximately 3pm to the rural settlement of Mahiihi, South East Waikato, to attend a farm incident.

A man in his early 50’s had sustained suspected spinal and pelvic injuries as a result of the incident which occurred on a hillside.

An Intensive Care Paramedic spent nearly an hour stabilising and preparing the man for flight.

Local’s from the rural area rallied around to assist, carrying the injured man to the helicopter before he was airlifted to Waikato Hospital for treatment in a stable condition.


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