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Woman Airlifted From Motor Vehicle Accident in Mapiu

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WOMAN AIRLIFTED FROM MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT IN MAPIU

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to Mapiu, south of Te Kuiti, just after 12 pm on the 6 February for a 68-year-old Wellington woman who had sustained various head, limb, and abdominal injuries after her car left the road and impacted a bank.

The woman was transported via road ambulance to the local Mapiu School grounds to the waiting rescue helicopter. She was stablised by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before to being airlifted to Waikato Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) 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. For further information about PSRT visit our website rescue.org.nz

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