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Mission Log

24 hours a day, 365 days a year

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 mfm@hbhrt.org.nz 

 

Cardiac Arrest in Coonoor

16 months ago - Responded to a rural address near Coonoor, west of Pongaroa, where a male suffered a fatal cardiac event, while loading stock on to truck. Unfortunately he was pronounced dead at the scene, before the helicopter arrived.

Rescue from Pohingina Valley

16 months ago - The Rescue Helicopter was responded to a call out to the Pohingina Valley near Apiti, to uplift a 40-year-old male who had sustained a suspected broken ankle while hunting. He was attended to by a St John Intensive Care Paramedic before being flown to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.

Farm Rescue

17 months ago - The Rescue Helicopter was responded to a farm at Kereru where a 72 year old male dislocated his hip. He was transported to the Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

Hospital Transfer to Wellington

17 months ago - Transported a male patient with cardiac problems from Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital to Wellington Hospital.

Motorcycle Accident in Nuhaka

17 months 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.

Pregnancy Complications from Wairoa

17 months ago - Transported a female patient with pregnancy complications from Wairoa Hospital to the Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

Hospital Transfer from Wellington

17 months ago - Transported a male patient with neurological complications from the Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital to Wellington Hospital.

Search for Personal Locator Beacon

17 months 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.

Hospital Transfer from Wairoa

17 months ago - Transported a male patient with medical complications from Wairoa Hospital to the Hawke's Bay Fallen Soldiers' Memorial Hospital for further treatment.

Rescue from the Ruahine Ranges

17 months 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.

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