It was an early morning start for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter as the on-duty crew was paged shortly after midnight to transport a patient from Rotorua Hospital to Waikato Hospital.
The patient required further medical care for an acute medical condition. The flying conditions were as good as they get, with a crystal clear night. The star shining through the night vision goggles, a piece of essential equipment that helps the team fly at night.
Once back at base the crew was paged at around 10am where they were tasked to Turangi for a woman in her 60’s that had a seizure.
The woman was treated at the scene before being airlifted 40mins to Waikato Hospital.
Whilst heading back from Waikato Hospital the crew was re-directed to the Taupo Motocross track for a teenager that was suffering from serious lower back and pelvis injuries following a crash on the course.
She was treated at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic and transported to Waikato Hospital.
Pictured: On route to Turangi as the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter flies over Motuapa – you can see the pollen above the pine trees.
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