Tourist airlifted from Tongariro Crossing | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Tourist airlifted from Tongariro Crossing

The Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Soda Springs on the Tongariro Crossing mid-morning on June 25, to retrieve a tourist who was part of a group suffered a serious medical event.

As the group were ascending the mountain, a 20-year-old male fell ill and had to remain in the same location until the rescue helicopter arrived.

He was made comfortable and then flown to Rotorua Hospital in a stable condition.

Due to the remote location, the helicopter was called to retrieve the patient.


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