The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the small settlement of Ruatahuna in the Urewera’s at 7:30pm on Sunday 5 February, where a 23-year-old male had suffered a serious injury to one of his arms that required immediate hospital care.
Due to the remote area, the helicopter was first to the scene.
A St John paramedic stabilised the man before being flown to Waikato Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
Half of the flight was conducted under night vision imaging equipment. The rescue helicopter was called due to the remote location and distance by road to the required hospital.