Philips Search and Rescue Trust - Latest News [Page 1]

Overdue Hunters Located

Sunday, 21 May 2017, 8:33 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Tararua Ranges today around midday by the Police SAR after two hunters had not returned as planned. The helicopter conducted a search of the area, locating the pair at the Mangahao Flats ... More >>

Whakatane Retrievals

Sunday, 7 May 2017, 12:00 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whakatane Hospital at 8am and 8pm today. The first mission was for a 51yr old Gisborne woman with a suspected spinal injury as a result of a car crash. The second flight was for a 20yr old Kawerau ... More >>

2 Missions for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Saturday, 6 May 2017, 9:50 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Waiouru this afternoon at around 4:30pm for a man who was injured after being impaled on a branch. He was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital. Immediately after ... More >>

Quad Bike Rider Airlifted

Thursday, 4 May 2017, 8:20 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to an isolated farm West of Waitomo Caves this afternoon where a man was injured when he fell from the back of a quad bike which then rolled over him. He was treated for chest injuries before ... More >>

Busy Weekend for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Sunday, 23 April 2017, 7:20 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Kohitere Forest East of Levin at around 10:00 am for a man in his 30’s injured after he fell while mountain biking. He sustained ankle injuries and was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital ... More >>

Ruatahuna Callout

Sunday, 9 April 2017, 10:41 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Ruatahuna Valley at 4:30pm where a 76 year old male hunter fell into a river. A hunting companion pulled him from the river and he stopped breathing and CPR was administered with a successful ... More >>

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Round-up 5 - 19 March

Sunday, 19 March 2017, 8:34 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Sun 05 An afternoon mission to Halcombe for a teenage boy injured in a motorbike accident. He was airlifted to Palmerston North. Later that afternoon the helicopter was dispatched to a Motor Vehicle Accident on the Desert Road. There were multiple ... More >>

Trail Riding injuries

Sunday, 5 March 2017, 8:50 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on back to back to flights to an organised farm/trail ride motorcycle event on the highway 22 road near Naike, west of Huntly. More >>

Te Awamutu Woman Airlifted From Ohura

Saturday, 4 March 2017, 8:56 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched a dog trial event on a farm south of Ohura at approximately 3:30pm this afternoon. A 35yr old Te Awamutu woman was seriously injured after she fell down stairs from the judges box. She was treated ... More >>

Fatal Crash SH3

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 10:43 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a fatal car v car crash on SH3 north of Awakino at approximately 1:30pm. Two sole occupant vehicles travelling in opposite directions collided on a bend in the gorge. The driver of one vehicle ... More >>

Helicopter Crash Near Raetihi

Sunday, 19 February 2017, 10:41 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched a helicopter crash near Makakahi North West of Raetihi this morning around 09:30 am. The helicopter located the crash with the sole pilot. The on board St John paramedic was inserted to the scene using ... More >>

Pongaroa Motor Vehicle Accident Victim Airlifted to Hospital

Saturday, 18 February 2017, 12:26 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Pongoroa, east of Pahiatua, just after midnight to a single vehicle accident on SH 52. Poor weather at the scene prevented the helicopter accessing the accident site instead landing at the nearby ... More >>

Man Seriously Hurt at MotorCross Event

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 8:40 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a motocross event near Matata today, to treat a 42yr old Tauranga man, who had fallen from his trail bike. He sustained serious injuries to the right side of his body and was flown to Tauranga Hospital ... More >>

Motorcylist Airlifted

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 8:39 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a motorcycle crash near the north Waikato settlement of Waiterimu. A 49yr old Piopio man was seriously injured when his bike left the road and crashed into a paddock. He suffered multiple serious ... More >>

Auckland Man Flown to Hospital

Saturday, 11 February 2017, 8:38 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Aroha where a 56yr old Auckland man was seriously injured when the car he was a passenger in crashed at speed into a cow. The condition of the cow and driver were not established. The passenger ... More >>

Medical Emergency in Kaingaroa Forest

Friday, 3 February 2017, 9:17 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Rotorua based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Kangaroo forest (60km S/SE or Rotorua) at approximately 3pm Thursday afternoon to a medical emergency. More >>

Greenlea to the Rescue (Again)

Thursday, 2 February 2017, 4:01 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The amazing team at Greenlea Premier Meats love helping people. They also love the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter, which is why they have come to the rescue once again. Late last year Philips Search and Rescue Trust, operators of the Greenlea Rescue ... More >>

Early flight to Rangiwaea Island

Sunday, 29 January 2017, 11:40 am | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

This morning at 0700 hrs the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Rangiwaea Island in the Tauranga harbour where a 10 year old Tauranga boy became very unwell with a serious medical condition, he along with his grandmother ... More >>

MVA near National Park

Sunday, 15 January 2017, 1:16 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a bus over a bank accident near National Park. There where reported 15 patients, with approx 6 being transported to hospital. Also in attendance was the taupo Greenlea Rescue Helicopter and the ... More >>

Te Puke Spinal Injury

Sunday, 8 January 2017, 7:26 pm | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Puke at 7:45pm where a 38 year old male dived into a swimming pool and suffered a serious neck injury. NZ Fire Service cordoned off a nearby local park for the helicopter to land. St John ... More >>

 

 

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