Two missions out east | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two missions out east

At 8pm on Saturday evening the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called out to a mission to the small township of Te Kaha, East Cape.

A local woman in her 50’s was suffering from a serious medical event. She was airlifted to Whakatane Hosptial.

The next call out occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning where the team was tasked with retrieving a critical patient from Thames Hositpal. He was airlifted to Waikato Hositpal.

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