Helicopters to the rescue
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Posted February 24, 2020
The Auckland Rescue Helicopter Service was tasked to 14 missions from Friday 21 to Sunday 23 February.
Four missions were flown to Waiheke Island and two separate missions were flown to Great Barrier Island to assist patients suffering medical events and accidents.
The youngest patient helped over the weekend was a baby and the oldest was in their 70’s.
Westpac 2 crew were asked to assist police with the search for a male patient in his teens alongside surf lifesaving and coastguard at 1.15pm on Friday.
After an unsuccessful search, crew were stood down by police and returned to base.
The rescue helicopter service was also tasked to assist motor vehicle crash victims at Kumeu, Pipiroa and Piopio.
Photos:Kumeu x 2