Waikato Chopper airlifts Whitianga woman | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Waikato Chopper airlifts Whitianga woman

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Coromandel town of Whitianga, late Sunday 23 July. A 86-year-old female had fallen, while at home, sustaining a hip fracture. 

After being stabilised at the scene, she was transported to Whitianga Airfield by road ambulance, where she was met by the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter for transport to Waikato Hospital. 

The helicopter was utilised due to a slip along the Kopu-Hikuai Road, causing significant delays for road traffic, and was the quickest mode of transport to Waikato Hospital.

Philips Rescue Helicopters,Westpac Rescue helicopter, Hamilton, Wednesday 3 May 2017. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography.©Philips Search & Rescue Trust

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