Auckland Westpac Helicopter – Incident report week ending Sunday 4 February 2018

  • On Sunday 4 February 2018 at 12:54pm, W2 rew tasked to Awhitu Peninsula to assist a reported three persons struggling in the water. By the time crew arrived, CPR was in progress on an adult male patient. He unfortunately died at the scene. Crew of Westpac 2 assisted two children who had also been rescued prior to arrival. It is believed the trio had made their way by foot, at low tide to a small island, approximately 200 metres from shore, to fish and got caught short by the incoming tide on the way back. The children, a young boy and an older girl, had swallowed some water. They were flown to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition.
  • On Sunday 28 January at 9.47am, W2 were tasked to Pukekawa to assist a male patient in his 30s who had lost control of his motorcycle going around a corner and was thrown about 10 metres into a paddock, narrowly missing a concrete power pole. He suffered severe injuries and was flown to Auckland City Hospital in a serious condition.












  • On Saturday 27 January, W2 crew were tasked at 10.30am to Maramarua to assist a male patient in his teens who had fallen off a dirt bike. Crew were stood down enroute and returned to base.
  • Friday 26 January, W2 tasked to Awhitu at 5.30pm to assist a male patient in his 60s who had lost control of his motorcycle and was thrown approximately 10 feet into the air. He suffered a broken leg and was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition.




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