MP praises work of emergency services
Coromandel MP Scott Simpson has congratulated all those
involved with the Coromandel Westpac Rescue Helicopter
during what was an exceptionally busy holiday period.
Whitianga-based chopper completed almost 56 separate
missions during the month from Christmas Day to January 24.
The list of call-outs included medical emergencies, road
traffic accidents and sea searches.
“That shows just how
valuable a service this is for our communities. I want to
acknowledge the hard work of the crews, the Trust and all
those who have supported the helicopter by organising or
donating to the various fundraising efforts,” Mr Simpson
Mr Simpson also paid tribute to St John, Fire
Brigade, Search & Rescue, Coastguard and Surf Lifesaving
teams for their efforts during the peak summer
“It’s a been a great summer for the Coromandel
in terms of visitors with lots of good weather keeping many
here for longer. This does of course create extra pressure
for our emergency services and I want to thank all of them
most sincerely for their great
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