Woman winched from Hakarimata Steps | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Woman winched from Hakarimata Steps

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched mid-morning on Tuesday 13 March to the Hakarimata steps, where a 24-year-old Hamilton woman had sustained an injury to her ankle.

The rescue helicopter was dispatched with a St John’s paramedic and NZ Police SAR member onboard. The Fire Emergency NZ was also at the scene on the ground. The rescue helicopter utilized the NZCT Rescue Winch and winched both the paramedic and the SAR team member down to the woman’s location. She was stablised, then extracted back to the rescue helicopter and was flown to Waikato Hospital treatment.

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