Triple missions for Greenlea Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Triple missions for Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

The Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Turangi yesterday afternoon. A vehicle had crashed into a tree resulting in serious injuries to the occupants. The fire service had to use cutting equipment to remove the cars occupants.

Three helicopters attended the scene and three people were flown to Waikato hospital with serious injuries.


First Tongariro Crossing injury for the summer season

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter attended the first injury on the Tongariro crossing for this summer season. A woman with an ankle injury was flown to Taupo Hospital after she hurt herself in the Red Crater/ Emerald Lakes area. On the same day a motocross rider was also flown from the track in Taupo to Rotorua Hospital with leg injuries.

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.

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Your support ensures rescue helicopters are available to your community.
Your rescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation, this speed and agility can make all the difference. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival – the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of patient recovery.

We are partially funded by a government contract with National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO). We rely heavily on the generosity of sponsors and the community to help fund the shortfall that allows us to be rescue ready 24/7, 365 days of the year. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopter can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, and intensive care paramedics directly to the patient.

Without your support, your rescue helicopter would not be able to remain operational on a 24/7, 365 day a year basis. This could mean a serious delay in people being rescued or transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

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