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
18 months ago - Wednesday 26 April (1200) The rescue helicopter was responded to a farm near Porangahau for a male in his 60’s who had an accident with a quad bike while driving down a steep hill. He sustained hip and pelvis injuries and was transported to Hawkes’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.
18 months ago - Tuesday 25 April (1000) The rescue helicopter was responded, along with the Land SAR team, by Police to search for male in his 60’s who was overdue from a hunting trip at Kuripapango in the Kaweka Forest. He was located in a river bed after becoming lost with a slight leg injury, also wet and cold from a night out in the open. He was transported back to the Police Search and Rescue Headquarters.
18 months ago - Tuesday 25 April (1445) Transported a male patient with a stroke from Wairoa Hospital to Hawkes’s Bay Hospital
18 months ago - Monday 24 April (07:00) The rescue helicopter was responded to the Mangateinoke Hot Springs at the Mohaka River for a tramper in his 30’s who had sustained a knee injury. He was hover loaded into the helicopter on a nearby bend in the river and transported to Hawkes’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.
18 months ago - Sun 23 April (18:35) Transported a male patient with cardiac complications from Hawke’s Bay Hospital to Wellington Hospital.
18 months ago - Weds 19 April (10:30) Transported a male patient with cardiac complications from Hawke's Bay Hospital to Wellington Hospital.
18 months ago - Weds 19 April (1300) Returned a male patient recovering from a cardiac operation from Wellington to Hawke’s Bay Hospital.
18 months ago - Sunday 16 April (05:30) Responded by the Rescue Co-ordination Centre to extract two missing hunters and three Land Search and Rescue (SAR) team members, from the Ruahine Range. The lost party had been located by the Land SAR team during the night and had requested a helicopter recovery, due to the cold temperature and the deteriorating condition of the missing party. All members were recovered and flown back to Taihape.
18 months ago - Saturday 15 April (11:00) The rescue helicopter was responded by the Rescue Co-ordination Centre after a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) was activated near Kereru. The crew located a female in her 70’s who had fallen from her horse on to rocks in a steep river valley, sustaining chest injuries. St John Intensive Care Paramedics attended to her, before she was flowed to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for further treatment.
18 months ago - Saturday 15 April (13:30) Another Personal Locator Beacon was activated in the Ruahine Range and the helicopter responded at the request of the Rescue Co-ordination Centre and the Ambulance Communication Centre. Two hunters were found on a steep ridge line covered in dense bush. An Intensive Care Paramedic from St John was winched through the bush canopy, to assess the scene. A male in his 20’s was found with a suspected broken leg, he was secured at the scene prior to being winched out of the bush and flown to Hawke’s Bay Hospital for treatment.