Man winched after falling down steep bank | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Man winched after falling down steep bank

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to the western foothills of Maungatartari, just before midnight on the 7 February for a 90-year-old local man, who had sustained a head injury after falling down a steep 30-metre bank while cutting scrub.
The helicopter crew inserted the onboard St John Intensive Care Paramedics, via the NZCT Rescue Winch, with the assistance of Night Vision Goggles down to the man’s location. Once he was attended to and secured at the scene he was extracted via winch along with the paramedics, and then airlifted to Waikato Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

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