On Thursday the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopters undertook three missions throughout the day.
The first mission of the day was a flight to Te Aroha for a medical event. A 72-year-old local man was suffering from a cardiac arrest, he was monitored very carefully by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic while being flown to Waikato Hospital for immediate medical attention.
Shortly after returning to base, the crew was tasked to Wharepapa South to a farm accident. A man had got into trouble while working on the farm and seriously injured his arm. He was airlifted through to Waikato Hospital for medical treatment.
The second operational Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was also tasked at the same time as the other aircraft to fly to Waihi for a 70-year-old man suffering from a cardiac arrest. He too was also airlifted to Waikato Hospital for immediate medical attention.
The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter Crew in Te Aroha ^
The crew at their second location, Wharepapa South pictured above ^
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