Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter weekend roundup | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter weekend roundup

It was a busy weekend for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

Friday 7 October:

A 58-year-old man was transfer from Tauranga to Waikato Hospital due to a suspected heart condition.

Saturday 8 October:

The rescue helicopter was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Ohinewai-Tahuna Road, near Tahuna. A 33-year-old woman was flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

Immediately upon return the rescue helicopter was dispatched to transported 43-year-old man to Waikato Hospital, due to a medical emergency.

Saturday afternoon saw the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter dispatched   to Puketotara, at the southern foot of Mt Pirongia, to a 53-year-old woman who had been kicked by a cow. She was flown to Waikato Hospital with a suspected head injury.

The rescue helicopter was then dispatched to Pukekawa, near Hampton Downs, to retrieve a 70-year -old man with a medical emergency. He was flown to Waikato Hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Later that day the rescue helicopter was called to Tokoroa, a 3-year-old female with a medical emergency. She was transported to Waikato Hospital.

Sunday 9 October:

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called out to a farm east of Otorohanga, to retrieve a woman witb a medical emergency.  She was transported to Waikato Hospital.


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