Weekend roundup for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Weekend roundup for the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to several jobs over the weekend of Friday 28 – Sunday 30 October.

Friday night saw the rescue helicopter tasked to a woman with a medical emergency. She was flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

On Saturday,the rescue helicopter was dispatched to man who had suffered a serious concussion and possible spinal injuries, after a fall from a motorbike during a trail ride. The man was transported to Rotorua Hospital for treatment.

On Sunday, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to the Central Plateau to assist another patient with a serious medical emergency.




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