The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatch at approximately 6am on Sunday 14 August to Taranaki Base Hospital to retrieved a 27-year-old local male with serious lacerations to his arm. He was flown to Waikato Hospital for surgery.
The rescue helicopter was dispatched later that morning to Te Kawa, south of Te Awamutu, to retrieve a 22-year-old woman with multiple injuries after the car she was a passenger in left the road and crashed into a tree.
She was stabilised by St John Paramedics before being flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment. The driver was transported to Waikato Hospital by road ambulance.