National Park mission | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

National Park mission

This afternoon the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Tongariro National Park on Monday afternoon.

A 59-year-old Wellington man was suffering from serious chest injuries when he crashed heavily.

He assessed by onboard Intensive Care Paramedic and was airlifted to Waikato Hospital in a moderate condition.

 

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