Mission round-up for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter – 1 – 6 January 2017 | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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Mission round-up for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter – 1 – 6 January 2017

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter has had a relatively quiet start to 2017 with only five callouts from 1 – 6 January. These have included:

1 January 2017: A pre-dawn medical transfer to Waikato Hospital from Taupo.

2 January 2017: The rescue helicopter was dispatched to a young man who had been injured while riding his motocross bike. He was flown from the Taupo area to Rotorua Hospital with a fracture to his arm.

3 January 2017: A callout to a woman who had suffered a head injury, who required transported from Turangi to Waikato Hospital.

6 January 2017: A callout out to a man, in his late 20’s who had suffered from a serious injury to his groin areas. He was initially recovered from the road end of the Central Plateau walking track and then flown from Turangi to Rotorua Hospital for treatment.

The rescue helicopter was later dispatched to a man in his 70’s, who had sustained should and pelvis injuries after a fall. He was transported from Kinloch to Rotorua Hospital for treatment.

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