Winch rescue for young girl | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Winch rescue for young girl

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked by the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand (RCCNZ) to locate a party of trampers who had set off a Personal Locator Beacon near to Waiouru.

The RCCNZ managed to contact the party and established that a young woman was suffering from a medical condition and was unable to continue, the area was bush-clad and a winch rescue was required. The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter flew to the scene and was able to locate the tramping party in the dense bush with a combination of directions, finding equipment and talking to the party via mobile phone.

Once located, Crewman Mark Bond winched Intensive Care Paramedic Tony More down to the location of the tramping party. The young woman was winched out utilising the Bauman Harness and was flown to Wanganui Hospital for further treatment.

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