Three helicopters called to MVA near Thames | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Three helicopters called to MVA near Thames

In the afternoon of Thursday, July 15, the TECT Rescue Helicopter, Greenlea Rescue Helicopter and Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to a motor vehicle accident near Thames involving a truck and several cars.

Three patients that had sustained multiple injuries required transportation to hospital.

Two were flown to Middlemore Hospital and one was flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

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