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Woman “squashed” by cow and man severs fingers

Woman “squashed” by cow and man severs fingers


Woman crushed by cow is unloaded by Waikato hospitals hardworking orderlies

The Taupo Based Greenlea Rescue helicopter was dispatched to a rural area SW of Taupo yesterday morning to a woman in her early twenties, who had been “squashed” by a cow.


She was initially in a great deal of pain before she was treated at the scene and flown to Waikato Hospital.


Later in the afternoon the Greenlea helicopter was called again. This time to Taumarunui, to transfer a man in his late seventies to Waikato hospital for emergency surgery to try to reattach fingers severed while cutting wood.

Despite the very unfortunate circumstances of the flight, it was a great pleasure to be able to assist this fine gentleman to Waikato Hospital in his time of need, in what as it transpired, was his first ever flight in an aircraft of any description.


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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