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Man's leg crushed by tractor

Man's leg crushed by tractor


The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Gisborne Hospital at approximately 2pm on Tuesday to retrieve a young local man. The helicopter carried a specialist ICU retrieval team to assist the man who had sustained injuries after his leg became crushed under a tractor.

Initially he was flown to Gisborne Hospital by a local rescue helicopter. The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter then flew the man to Waikato Hospital for further treatment.


The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was used to ensure the right medical assistance was taken to the man and to transport him swiftly.


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 Waikato King Country's principal sponsor, Westpac. 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.

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