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Helicopters to the rescue

Helicopters to the rescue

Posted June 04, 2019
Emergency Services , Road Info , Health

The rescue chopper service that assists in our area had another busy holiday weekend over Queen’s Birthday. The crews cover a huge area, is staffed full-time by a highly experienced flight crew consisting of pilots, paramedics and crewmen, and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The first call came in at 9.41 am on Friday when Westpac 2 flew to Onetangi, Waiheke Island to assist a girl suffering a medical complaint. She was flown to Starship Hospital in a serious condition.

At 12.36 pm Westpac 2 was sent to Tairua to assist a male patient in his 40’s who was the driver of a vehicle that left the road and rolled. Initially trapped, he suffered multiple injuries and was flown to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition. Unfortunately a passenger in the vehicle died.

Westpac 2 flew to Wellsford to transport a female patient in her 50’s suffering a laceration to her arm at 3.11 pm. She was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

Great Barrier Island was the destination for Westpac 2 at 5.11 pm. Crew flew to Claris to assist a female patient in her 60’s suffering a medical complaint. She was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

It was a bit quieter for Westpac 2 on Saturday.At 7.24 pm crew were called to Onetangi, Waiheke Island to assist a female patient in her 70’s suffering a medical complaint. She was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

Then at 11.30pm Westpac 2 were off to Orere Point to help a female patient in her teens suffering a medical condition. She was flown to Starship Hospital in a critical condition.

Waiheke Island was visited again on Sunday at 3.37 pm by Westpac 2. A woman in her 60’s suffering a medical complaint was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.

On Queen’s Birthday Monday Westpac 2 flew to Port Waikato at 12.33 pm. A female patient in her 40’s who was out horse riding in the sand dunes was kicked by another horse. She suffered a broken leg and was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition.

At 1.20 pm on Monday Westpac 1 crew were sent to Kereta to treat and transport a male patient in his 50’s suffering multiple injuries after being involved in a motorcycle accident on a farm. He was flown to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition.

The rescue helicopter service relies on sponsorships and donations to help us save lives. helicopters, potentially saving someone’s life.For more information about how you can contribute visit the website www.rescuehelicopter.org.nz

Photo: Auckland rescue Helicopter Trust - Port Waikato mission