Missions to Waituna West & Matakana Island | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Missions to Waituna West & Matakana Island

On Tuesday morning the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waituna West.

A farmer had tumbled 20m down a steep bank on his remote farm, sustaining multiple injuries.

He was treated on scene by local ambulance crews before the arrival of the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter.

The male was transported to Palmerston North Hospital for further medical attention.

Later that evening the on-duty crew were dispatched to Matakana Island for a 1-year-old baby that was unwell with a medical condition.

The local first responders on Matakana island prepared the baby to be airlifted to Tauranga Hospital for further medical treatment.

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