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Helicopters to the rescue!

Helicopters to the rescue!

Posted January 06, 2020
Emergency Services

The rescue helicopter service had another busy weekend with 11 missions completed between 12.12 pm Saturday, 4 January and 9.32 pm Sunday, January 5.

The first call on Friday was to Whitianga at 12.12 pm to assist a male in his 70’s suffering a medical complaint. He was flown to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition.

Waiheke Island was visited twice to transport a male initially then 5 hours later a female suffering medical conditions to Auckland City Hospital.

On Saturday, after visiting Kaitaia, Auckland and Muriwai crews flew to Opoutere and transported patients injured in a motor vehicle accident to hospitals.

At 7.38 pm Westpac 1 crew were tasked to Opoutere to assist multiple patients involved in the motor vehicle accident. Westpac 1 crew assisted a male patient in his 30’s in a serious condition and a female patient (age unknown) in a moderate condition.

Both were rear seat passengers of one of the vehicles and were flown to Waikato Hospital.

At 7.45 pm Westpac 2 crew were also tasked to Opoutere. Westpac 2 crew assisted a female patient in her 60’s in a serious condition. She was also a rear seat passenger and was also flown to Waikato Hospital.

Westpac 2 finished off the weekend with a call out to Aka Aka at 1.09 pm and then later, at 9.32 pm assisted a patient at Wellsford.