It’s a nightmare scenario.
You or a loved one are close to death after an accident, heart attack or stroke. It is imperative that medical treatment be administered quickly.
The golden hour is ticking away. That first hour after the emergency started, and what happens during it, could mean the difference between life and death.
As life ebbs away, the sound of the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter getting closer and closer can be heard. Within minutes, expert medical treatment is administered and the patient is whisked away to hospital in the helicopter. Another life is saved, thanks to the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter Trust.
Not having a helicopter based in Taranaki is unthinkable. The Taranaki terrain is unforgiving, with a formidable mountain right in the middle. There are plenty of places only a helicopter can get to quickly.
Read more here on the Taranaki Daily News website