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Helicopters to the rescue

Posted 30 January 2019 by Gold FM in Emergency Services - Police, Fire, Civil Defence and Health

The rescue helicopter flew two missions to the Coromandel area yesterday.

At 1.25 pm Westpac 1 was tasked to Whenuakite to assist a female patient in her 50’s suffering a suspected injury from a fall off a stationary trailer. The helicopter landed at Whenuakite School to meet the ambulance transporting the patient. She was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition. 

From the hospital, Westpac 1 crew was tasked to the Pinnacles Hut on the Coromandel at 3.15 pm to assist a male patient in his teens who had suffered a suspected fractured ankle. He was flown to Thames Hospital in a minor condition. 

Photo: Pinnacles ankle injury