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Waioeka Gorge truck crash

At midnight on Friday the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the scene of a serious truck crash approximately 15 km into the Waioeka Gorge.

A passer by had initially sent off an emergency locator beacon which alerted the Rescue Coordination Centre as reception is very poor in the area.
The 56 year old Auckland truck driver was driven to Opotiki airfield by road ambulance to meet the waiting helicopter. He was airlifted to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.
The flight was undertaken with the aircrew using night vision goggles.

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