Three children airlifted by Greenlea Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Three children airlifted by Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

On Friday, July 23, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter attended to a young patient in Whakapapa, who had sustained injuries whilst skiing.

The patient was treated and transported to Rotorua hospital.

They then responded to a call out to Taumarunui for an infant who required time-critical transport.

The patient was flown to Waikato Hospital in stable condition.

On Saturday, July 24, the on-board crew were tasked to Turoa for a young patient who had sustained injuries.

The patient was transported to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

Later that same night, the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was called to Omori for a patient suffering a medical emergency that required urgent transportation.

The on-board crew flew the patient to Rotorua Hospital.

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