The Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue helicopter was dispatched at 3.30pm today, to Orauonui, 20kms north of Taupo, to attend to a tourist who fell from a quad bike.
She had sustained moderate injuries in the fall and required airlifting to hospital for further assessment. Due to the remote location of the incident the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was required for swift transport.
About Philips Search and Rescue Trust
Philips Search and Rescue Trust is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Taupo’s principal sponsor, Greenlea. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.