Te Aroha and Tokoroa missions | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Te Aroha and Tokoroa missions

On Monday evening, May 10, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter attended to a male patient in their sixties suffering breathing difficulties in Te Aroha.

The patient was flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

In the early morning of Tuesday, May 11, they were dispatched to Tokoroa for a male patient in their thirties suffering decreased respiratory function.

The patient was urgently flown by the onboard crew to North Shore Hospital.


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