Motocross Incident | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Motocross Incident

On Wednesday July 14, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taupo for a teenage male patient that had sustained injuries in a motocross incident.

The onboard crew flew the patient to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

On Thursday, July 15, they responded to a call out to Turangi for a male patient in his seventies who was suffering a medical event.

The onboard crew transported the patient to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.

In the early hours of Friday morning, July 16, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a female patient in her fifties suffering a serious medical event.

The patient was flown to Rotorua Hospital.

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