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Six missions for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter completed 6 missions from Friday 13th – Sunday 15th of December.

In the evening the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to transfer an ICU patient from Rotorua Hospital to Waikato Hospital for further medical treatment.

On Saturday the crew was called out a Motorcross track in Waihi where a rider suffered serious abdominal injuries.

The crew was later tasked to Taranaki Hospital to transfer a patient back to Waikato Hospital.

On Sunday the crew was tasked with 3 back to back missions throughout the day.

The crew retrieved a cardiac patient from Whakatane Hospital to Waikato Hospital

Shortly after they responded to an emergency call to attend a car that had rolled on SH1, Karapiro. The female patient was airlifted to Waikato Hospital with abdominal injuries.

In the evening the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural property near Pomarangai (South Waikato).

 

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