Skier falls 500m down the side of a ski area in Turoa | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Skier falls 500m down the side of a ski area in Turoa

On Friday morning the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter crew were dispatched to Turoa Skifield following a call reporting a skier that had slid 500m off the side of the ski area.

The local ski patrol team were able to locate the patient and transported her down the ski field to the Turoa Medical Centre. Despite a very big fall,  the patient was very lucky to be only suffering form minor injuries.

At midday, Greenlea Rescue Helicopter crew were sent to Kaingaroa Village for a male in his 40’s with a serious eye injury following a home accident.

He was treated at the scene before being transported to Waikato Hospital for specialist care.

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