Wellington Based Westpac Rescue Helicopter Winched Injured Tramper
This morning at 0630 the Wellington Based Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Haurangi Hut in the Orongorongo River
to retrieve an injured tramper with chest injuries.
The Helicopter responded with a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic on board.
The tramper was located at the Haurangi Hut. The Paramedic was winched down to the patients location where he was
treated for his injuries and set up for the winch back into the Helicopter.
Once the Paramedic and Patient were both back on board the Helicopter the patient was flown to Wellington Hospital where
he was treated for his injuries.
The Life Flight Trust is a charity that provides emergency air services, including the Wellington-based Westpac Rescue
Helicopter and a nationwide air ambulance service. It relies on support from the public and from partners such as major
sponsor Westpac and major funder NZCT to provide these services.