Search and Rescue for The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Search and Rescue for The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked by Taupo Police to locate a person who had lost the track on a walk in the Kaimanawa Forest Park, it was thought that he was at the trig on Urchin high point.

The helicopter located the man in his 40’s at the trig and was able to land close by.  The man was taken to Turangi where he was further assisted by the Turangi Police.

After departing from Turangi the helicopter crew was advised by the Taupo Police of another younger man who was lost on Mount Tauhara east of Taupo. The helicopter flew directly to Mount Tauhara and the crew decided to begin the search from the top of the Mountain. The man was located at approximately 6:40 pm very close to the top of Mount Tauhara in cold blustery conditions.

The man in his 20’s was able to be assisted by the crew into the helicopter, while the pilot hovered close to him. He was flown to the carpark at the bottom of the mountain where his very relieved loved one greeted him.


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