The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched three times on Tuesday 5th December 2017. First flight was an emergency transfer of a 63-year-old Rotorua male at 5.30 am to Waikato Hospital.
The rescue helicopter later dispatched to Opotiki where 42-year-old male local was suffering from a serious medical event. He was airlifted directly to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition.
On the return from Waikato, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to the remote settlement of Ruatahuna where a young local girl was also suffering a medical event.