Two missions for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two missions for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 11.45am on the 28th December to a woman with a suspected broken leg at Emerald Lakes on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.

The 49 year old patient was stabilised before being airlifted to Rotorua Hospital.                                                                                                                                                        

The rescue team where dispatched again at 5pm to a man with breathing difficulties in Whanganui Bay, Lake Taupo.

The remote location is only accessible by 4 wheel drive vehicle or helicopter access.

The patient was flown to Rotorua Hospital for further treatment.

Photo credit – Life Captured Photography

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