Three call outs for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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Three call outs for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a single vehicle car crash near Paeroa at approximately midnight last night.

A 28 year old local man, the sole occupant of a car, suffered serious injuries when he crashed off the road. He was attended by emergency services before being flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

Earlier in the day the rescue team retrieved a man from Waihi suffering stroke like symptoms.  The man was flown to Waikato Hospital for urgent treatment.
The day prior the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a farm near Te Kuiti where a young male worker had crashed off a 2-wheeler farm motorbike.
The man broke his leg in the crash. He was treated initially by Paramedics before being airlifted to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

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