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
12 months ago - Tuesday 29th May
1930 Flew to Porangahau for a female patient in her 60’s with a medical complaint – she was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment
2300 Tasked to Hunterville for a car accident, but had to turn back due to weather.
12 months ago - Saturday 26th May.
1245 - The rescue helicopter was tasked to Poraiti to attend a male patient in his 70’s, who had fallen from a mountain bike suffering moderate head and rib injuries. Because of the inaccessible location the helicopter was required. The mountain biker was initially treated at the scene, but a St John Intensive Care Paramedic before transporting to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
1930 - The rescue helicopter flew to Wairoa Hospital to retrieve a female patient with a medical condition, requiring transporting to Hawkes Bay Hospital.
12 months ago - Thursday 24th May
Tasked to Wairoa Hospital to transport a female patient, in her 60’s, with head injury – she was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
12 months ago - Saturday 19th May
1700 Flew to Wairoa to pick up a 71yo female who was suffering from a stroke
12 months ago - Thursday 17th May
0800 The Rescue Helicopter responded to a farm address at Ruakutiri to a 46 y.o. male truck driver who was loading cattle on to a stock truck, when a cattle beast crashed a gate in the yards in to the face of the truck driver. The truck driver was suffering facial injuries, he was transported to Gisborne Hospital for assessment and treatment.
12 months ago - Thursday 17th May
1100 As the Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was returning from Gisborne it was diverted to Wairoa Hospital to transport a male patient with a dislocated hip to Hawkes Bay Hospital.
13 months ago - Wednesday 16th May
2300 The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was tasked to assist Police to located 2 male hunters who were lost, and suffering from hypothermia, high on an alpine ridge in the Ruahine ranges. Due to poor visibility and high wind in the area the helicopter was unable to access the search area. However the helicopter was used to transport 3 LandSAR volunteers part way up the ranges, where the LandSAR team disembarked and proceeded on foot to search for the lost hunters. We understand the 3 member LandSAR team located the hunters around 5:00 a.m. this morning, and safely walked them out later in the morning.
13 months ago - Monday 14th May
0600 Responded to Wairoa hospital for a patient with breathing problems, patient was deceased on arrival
13 months ago - Saturday 28 April
1300 The rescue helicopter was responded to Mahia for a male in his 60’s who fell from the top of a shipping container and sustained a fractured wrist and neck injuries. He was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
1600 The rescue helicopter was responded to Takapau for a 58 year old female who fell from a horse and sustained a pelvis and chest injuries. She was transported to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.
13 months ago - Friday 27 April
0900 The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter was tasked this morning to a farm north west of Frasertown in northern Hawke’s Bay to a 29 y.o. farm worker, who suffered pelvis and hip injuries, after his quad bike rolled down steep farm terrain. He was stabilised at the scene by St John Paramedics then flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.
1300 Transported a 67yo male from Hawke’s Bay Hospital to Wellington with heart problems.