Winch Rescue For Logging Accident
On Monday, January 17, at around 4pm, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter responded to a beacon search in the Gisborne area.
A man had sustained rib and hip injuries following a logging accident. The onboard crew winched the patient from his location and he was flown to Waikato Hospital for further treatment in a stable condition.
“It was a pretty challenging rescue with the wind on top of the valley and the height we had to be to conduct the rescue safely” – Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter Crewman, Mo.