Three missions on Friday for Greenlea | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Three missions on Friday for Greenlea

On Friday the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked at 7.45am to the Panekeire Hut near Lake Waikaremoana in Te Urewera Forest. A 21-year-old male had taken a serious fall hitting his head. The patient was flown to Taupo Hospital for further treatment.

Shortly after the crew was tasked by Lakes DHB to transfer a 26-year-old female who required an immediate transfer to Waikato Hospital for specialist care.

Later on, in the day at 5.45pm, the on-duty crew were tasked to Ohakune for a 34-year-old male who had a medical event. He was treated by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

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