Four Rescue Helicopters Dispatched to Motor Vehicle Accident

Press Release – Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Hamilton-based Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter , the Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter , the Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter and the Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue Helicopter were all dispatched to a major motor vehicle accident …Four Rescue Helicopters Dispatched to Motor Vehicle Accident

The Hamilton-based Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, the Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter, the Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter and the Taupo-based Greenlea Rescue Helicopter were all dispatched to a major motor vehicle accident on Tuesday 10 October, on State Highway One and Tutukau Rd, Oruanui.

The accident involved two vehicles, with mutiple paitents requiring medical attention. NZ Police, NZ Fire and St John’s were all in attendance.

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter airlifted a 10-month-old baby who had suffered to Waikato Hospital.

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter airlifted a male in his 40’s with multiple injuries to Waikato Hospital.
The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter airlifted and 42-year-old female with chest and abdominal injuries Waikato Hospital.

The Trustpower TEC Rescue Helicopter has recently been dispatched to the scene.
Other patients were transported via road ambulance. For further information, please contact NZ Police.
Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient. For further information about PSRT visit our website rescue.org.nz

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