Motorbike injury in Raglan | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Motorbike injury in Raglan

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a motorbike injury on a farm overlooking the Raglan harbour at approximately 10.20am on Saturday 21 January.

A 14-year-old Cambridge boy had fractured his upper right leg after crashing off his bike at an organised event.

The rescue helicopter was called due to the serious nature of the injury and the difficulty accessing the hill country location.

The boy was treated by St John Paramedics before being flown to Waikato Hospital.

Immediately following, the rescue helicopter was then tasked to Tauranga Hospital with a specialist New Born Intensive Care flight team to retrieve a locally born premature baby who was flown back to Waikato Hospital for ongoing care.

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