Weekend missions for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Weekend missions for the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 4 pm on Saturday 17 February to an organised trail ride event on farmland, east of Aria, where a 49-year-old man had crashed his bike.

The man had suffered a suspected spinal injury so was flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.

The rescue helicopter was dispatched at 2 am on Sunday 18 February with an ICU team onboard to transport a young man from Taranaki Hospital. The man had been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident late Saturday evening and required specialised treatment. He was airlifted to Waikato Hospital for surgery.



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