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Update: Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

Press Release – Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter has been kept busy over the Xmas / New Years period averaging a job a day since the beginning of December. The following is a brief update on our activities since the morning of the 22nd Dec:Update: Greenlea Rescue Helicopter

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter has been kept busy over the Xmas / New Years period averaging a job a day since the beginning of December. The following is a brief update on our activities since the morning of the 22nd Dec:

22 Dec: Transported a german woman from the Tongaririo Crossing to Rotorua after she fell while hiking

23 Dec: Time critical medical transfer from taupo to Rotorua Hospital

25 Dec: Time for xmas dinner before a call to the western edge of Hawkes Bay, and a man injured in a motorbike crash flown to Hastings Hospital

26 Dec: Car Crash on SH4 near Aria. Woman flown to Waikato Hospital

26 Dec: Returning from the above flight – diverted to the K2K mountain bike track near Kinloch, where a cyclist had dismounted in less that an ideal fashion. He was also flown to Hamilton.

27 Dec: Woman flown from the Tongariro crossing after suffering paralysis.

28 Dec: Young lad suffering a medical emergency flown from rural Taupo to Waikato Hospital

28 Dec: Young woman injured riding a horse flown from Ruatahuna to Rotorua Hospital

29 Dec: Another youngster with a medical emergency flown from Kinloch to Rotorua Hospital

30 Dec: Another medical emergency. This time a man in the western Hawkes Bay. Flown to Hastings Hospital

30 Dec: Following this job, straight back through the kaimanawa ranges to the Tongariro national park, for an injured hiker who was taken to Taupo ED

30 Dec: Third job for the day. This time another time critical medical transfer to Waikato Hospital.

31 Dec: Medical emergency. Woman flown from the western bays to Waikato Hospital

2018!!!

03 Jan: Must be stressful having all the family over!!!! – another medical emergency – Flown from Taupo to Waikato Hosp
07 Jan: Woman flown from Turangi to Rotorua Hospital following a car crash
08 Jan: Another medical transfer from Taupo Hospital to Waikato Hosp
09 Jan: Motorbike crash near Ruatahuna – Man flown to Rotorua Hospital
11 Jan: RCCNZ alert us to the first of two jobs today. First a PLB active near the Oamaru Hut. Man flown to Taupo ED after being attacked by an (small) animal (severe reaction to a bee sting)
11 Jan: Second active PLB set off after a man fell on the Round the mountain track near Oturere. Flown to Taupo ED – See photos
12 Jan: Man with time critical, severe medical condition flown from the Central Plateau to Rotorua Hospital. Grounded in Rotorua for a time due to a Passing electrical storm – See Photos

Thats all Folks!!!!

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. Special thanks to Taupo’s principal sponsor, Greenlea. 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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