Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter attends to two falls

Auckland Westpac Rescue helicopter at the Manukau Heads.

On Friday, 29 December 2017 at 7:50pm, W2 crew tasked to Waiuku to assist a male patient in his 50’s who had suffered a fall from two and a half metres up on scaffolding, landing on concrete. (Specific injuries unknown at time of writing). He was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a moderate condition.

On Saturday, 30 December 2017 at 1:28pm, W2 Crew were tasked to Manukau Heads to assist a male patient in his 40’s who had fallen five metres while making his way to a fishing spot near the lighthouse. He suffered a fractured ankle and was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a minor condition.


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