Auckland Westpac Helicopter assists with non-fatal drowning

On Sunday 10 December 2017, W2 Crew were tasked to Port Waikato at 4:48pm to assist a male patient in his 40’s suffering a non-fatal drowning and in a moderate condition. While enroute to Middlemore Hospital, W2 was retasked to Papakura to assist a male patient in his 20’s suffering a medical condition and in a critical condition. The Intensive Care Paramedic and HEMS Doctor were offloaded to attend to the critical patient and all three were transported by ambulance to Middlemore Hospital. Both doctor and paramedic then returned to base at Mechanics Bay by road.


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