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Three callouts for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to three job on Saturday 15 July. First call was to the Central Plateau, to transport a woman with a medical condition to Rotorua Hospital.

The rescue helicopter was then dispatched to National Park Village, to a man who had been involved in a car accident. He was transported to Rotorua Hospital with leg injuries.

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was then dispatched once again to the Central Plateau, to a man who had slipped on ice and sustained suspected spinal injuries. He was transported to Rotorua Hospital for treatment.

Then on Sunday 16 July the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Mangaotaki for a man who had fallen from his trail bike. He was flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

 

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