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Helicopter Rescue from Summit of Mt Ngauruhoe

Press Release – Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Taupo Based Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Mt Ngauruhoe at 3pm after a 23yr old male fell, fracturing his ankle.Media Release

Rescue from Summit of Mt Ngauruhoe

The Taupo Based Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Mt Ngauruhoe at 3pm after a 23yr old male fell, fracturing his ankle.

Flying conditions were excellent due to fine weather, however, the group were located high on the mountain which made the recovery challenging due to cloud and wind at the summit.

The RARO (Ruapehu Alpine Rescue Orginisation) rescue team was flown to the summit to help relocate the man to an area where the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was able to land safely and load the patient. The man was stabalised then flown to Rotorua hospital for further treatment.

Philips Search and Rescue Trust is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Taupo’s principal sponsor, Greenlea. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient. For further information about PSRT visit our website http://rescue.org.nz.

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