Three-year-old pulled from Okauia hot springs | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Three-year-old pulled from Okauia hot springs

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Okauia Springs near Matamata at 2.00pm  yesterday, where a 3-year-old boy was found floating on the surface of the hot pools.

Once removed from the pools, the child started breathing on his own again.  St John paramedics checked over the child before being flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment. D

Due to the ingestion of water the helicopter was used to fly the child directly to Waikato hospital rather than drive by road ambulance.  


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