March missions

Here is a brief overview of the missions the Taranaki Rescue Helicopter has engaged in over March.

Date Time Location Details
1 March 17:34 Hawera Male fallen from roof onto ground, possible fractured femur.  Airlift to Taranaki Base Hospital.
2 March 19:08 Devonport Naval Base Male diver transported to hypabaric unit for decompression illness.
6 March 16:39 Wellington Transport male who was involved in a vehicle collison to Wellington Hospital for urgent surgery.
8 March 14:07 Kinloch Winch a female from track after a mountain bike accident, airlifted to Waikato Hospital.
11 March 10:40 Taharoa Male fallen from truck, airlift to Waikato Hospital.
16 March 15:36 Mt Taranaki Stretcher winch male from top of lizard after fall.  Head injuries sustained. Read Taranaki Daily News article.
16 March 16:55 Hawera Transfer male who was unconcious from trauma to the head from Hawera to Taranaki Base Hospital.
17 March 12:09 Awakino Gorge Car off bank at northern end of Awakino gorge.  1 women airlifted to Taranaki Base Hospital.
19 March 8:54 Awakino Gorge Motorcycle/ 4WD accident, patient airlifted directly to Waikato Hospital.
19 March 17:02 Takirima Motorcyclist accident.
24 March 13:37 Waiouru Two patients involved in separate trail bike accidents.
26 March 8:41 Aotuhia Station Airlift shearer with injuries to left arm to Taranaki Base.
27 March 16:14 Okato Winch extraction of person from log above ravine. Read the Taranaki Daily News article.
28 March 17:41 Mt Taranaki Responded to Mt Taranaki to winch off a woman, suffering an ankle injury.
29 March 11:15 Pukengahu Airlift a trial bike rider who had hit a bank at high speed.
29 March 23:41 Kiore Pick up 5 year old boy who suffered a head injury.
30 March 13:00 Mt Taranaki Winch a woman who had slipped and injured her leg in a riverbed.
30 March 22:13 Mt Taranaki Search for missing tramper on west side of Mt Taranaki, stood down due to bad weather.
31 March 8:02 Mt Taranaki The search was continued for the missing tramper up the Stoney River on Mt Taranaki.  He was found after 8.20am with no injuries.