Winch mission for lost trampers | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Winch mission for lost trampers

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Rotoma Forest at 6am on Sunday 21 August to a 40 -year-old woman and her 14-year-old daughter who had been out tramping the pervious day and had become fatigued. Whakatane LandSAR had located the pair at 3am and tried to walk them out.
A decision was made to wait until first light and use the rescue helicopter to winch them out. The helicopter flew them to Kawerau where they were met by Police and St John’s.
BayTrust Rescue Helicopter (2) - Credit Betty Shepherd

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