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Three missions for Tauranga rescue crew

The Tauranga based flight crews were keep busy on Friday 18 January with three emergency responses.

The first flight was to Whakatane Hospital to uplift a cardiac patient.  The 85 year old local man was flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.

On the back of this flight the rescue team returned to Whakatane Hospital to uplift a man in a critical condition. The 54 year old Whakatane local was airlifted to Tauranga Hospital urgent treatment.

At 6pm the helicopter was again dispatched, this time to Taupo, to assist with a serious car accident at Huka Falls.

Taupo Hospital was used as a staging area for the helicopter to uplift a 10 year old Auckland boy. He was airlifted to Waikato with suspected internal injuries.

Both the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter and the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter were also involved in transporting other patients from this accident to Waikato Hospital.

 

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