Auckland Westpac Rescue Helicopter had a busy weekend with a total of 11 missions between Friday 9:36am to Sunday at 11:55pm.
Sunday 24 September 2017, saw a total of five missions, two of which were within the Franklin area.
At 10.15am, W2 crew were tasked to Tuakau to assist a male patient in his 50s who had crashed his powered parachute just after taking off. He crashed into a bollard from a height of around ten metres. He suffered multiple injuries and was flown to Middlemore Hospital in a critical condition.
Later in the day at 3.55pm, W2 crew were tasked to Karioitahi to assist a male patient in his teens whose motocross bike had flipped, sending him over the handle bars. He suffered a severe laceration to his knee and minor head injuries. He was wearing a helmet. He was transported to Middlemore Hospital in a serious condition.
The Auckland based Westpac Rescue Helicopter is staffed full-time by a highly experienced flight crew consisting of pilots, paramedics and crewmen, and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. To donate visit: https://www.rescuehelicopter.org.nz