Below you will find a summary of our recent missions. Our life-saving services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and are completely free of charge to everyone in Hawke's Bay. For more information about our work please contact the Fundraising Team on 06 878 1630 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
5 years ago - The Rescue Helicopter has responded to a motorcycle accident in Nuhaka. A motorcycle had slid off the road in the wet conditions, and a 55 year old male had sustained leg and shoulder injuries, and a 54 year old female had sustained a shoulder injury. Both patients were transported to the Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital for further treatment.
5 years ago - Transported a female patient with pregnancy complications from Wairoa Hospital to the Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital for further treatment.
5 years ago - Transported a male patient with neurological complications from the Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital to Wellington Hospital.
5 years ago - The Rescue Helicopter was responded by the Rescue Coordination Centre to search for a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) that had been activated in the Ruahine Range, near Gold Creek Hut. With low cloud and drizzle in the area, the helicopter was unable to locate the beacon due to it being above the cloud line. The helicopter returned to base. The person in distress managed to get a cell phone call out to RCC and said that while they were cold, wet and disoriented in the whiteout conditions, they would continue on to Sunrise Hut once warmed up.
5 years ago - Transported a male patient with medical complications from Wairoa Hospital to the Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital for further treatment.
5 years ago - The Rescue Helicopter was responded to a tramping party in the Ruahine Ranges, where a 64 year old female and a 53 year old male had sustained severe leg cramps and exhaustion at the Waipawa Saddle, due to the steep terrain. Both patients were winched out with the paramedic into the helicopter and transported to the Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldier's Memorial Hospital for further treatment.
5 years ago - The Rescue Helicopter, alongside NZ Police, winched the deceased hunter from the Kaweka Ranges, following the accidental fatal shooting of a hunter the previous day.
5 years ago - Responded to Kotemaori, to attend a male who had suffered a severe neurological event. Unfortunately he was declared dead at the scene.
5 years ago - The Rescue Helicopter winched two NZ Police Officers into the Kaweka Ranges, to carry out a scene examination following an accidental fatal shooting of a hunter.
5 years ago - The Rescue Helicopter airlifted a 26-year-old male Forestry worker from an isolated site near Te Haroto, who had fallen down a steep bank and dislocated his shoulder. He was flown to Taupo Hospital after being attended to by Advanced Paramedics from St John.