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Naenae: Motorcycle accident in foothills

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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

Via www.lifeflight.org.nz

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Written by HuttNZ

December 4, 2009 at 8:10 am

Wainuiomata: Second helicopter rescue in a day

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For the second time in a day the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to Wainuiomata last night around 7.30pm to a Motor Vehicle Accident

The helicopter, with a Wellington Free Ambulance Helicopter Paramedic on board, responded to the crash site in Wainuiomata. The Fire Service had established a landing area.

On arrival all of the occupants of the vehicle were out. The Paramedic treated a 20yr old female from Johnsonville who a passenger in the vehicle for neck injuries.

The female patient was transported to the Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where she is currently being further assessed and treated for her injuries.

Written by HuttNZ

November 26, 2009 at 7:40 am