The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter flew a seriously injured man from Stokes Valley on Christmas eve.
The 36 year old Stokes Valley man fell approximately 4 metres off of a deck onto concrete at his home around 6 pm. He was initially knocked unconscious from the fall.
The Wellington Free Ambulance paramedics who responded to the scene requested the helicopter to transport the man when he was found to be suffering from head injuries.
The Westpac Rescue Helicopter landed in a small park near the mans home and transported him to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department.
He is currently being assessed and treated in the emergency department.
via NZ Police
The Wellington Based Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called out late yesterday evening at 9pm to two Motocross riders both 35yr old males from Wainuiomata who had crashed into each other in the hills above Naenae.
The two riders both from the same riding group had crashed when one member was going up the track and the other was coming down.
The Helicopter with two Wellington Free Paramedics on board responded to the area.
A third member from the riding party was able to guide the helicopter into a landing site with a torch. The Pilot and crew were both wearing Night Vision Goggles which made seeing the torch very easy from approx 10km away. The Helicopter was able to land about 1km from the patients.
The Paramedics then walked up the track and assessed the two patients.
The patients was then flown to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where they are being treated. One patient had Upper Leg Injuries and the other patient had suffered a Shoulder injury