Serious medical event in Kaingaroa Forest | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Serious medical event in Kaingaroa Forest

The Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was tasked at 3.30pm on Saturday to provide medical assistance to an unfolding serious medical event, south of Rotorua.

St John Ambulance was initially dispatched from Reporoa to assist a 45-year-old Rotorua male suffering a medical event in the Kaingaroa Forest. After the man’s condition began to deteriorate they requested assistance from an Intensive Care Paramedic who was flown out by chopper.

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter met the ambulance near Rainbow Mountain, the patient was stabilised and airlifted to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.


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