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Westpac 2 Helicopter to the Rescue

Posted 16 January 2019 by Gold FM in Emergency Services - Police, Fire, Civil Defence

The Westpac 2 Rescue Helicopter had a busy afternoon yesterday.

At 12.39 pm crew responded to a call for assistance from Hikutaia. A man in his 50’s suffered multiple injuries when his road bike collided with a woman on a farm bike.
The man fell into a culvert and was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition. There was no report on the condition of the woman on the farm bike.

Later the same afternoon Westpac 2 flew a male patient in his 70’s to Auckland City Hospital from Whitianga at 4.14 pm then travelled to Taumarunui at 9.45 pm to assist with a stretcher winch extraction using night vision goggles. A man in his 30’s suffered multiple injuries and was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition when his quad bike rolled on remote steep terrain.