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The Life Flight Trust responds to Waikanae to an injured Swimmer

Wednesday 25 January 2012, 8:39AM
By Life Flight
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WAIKANAE

At 4:30pm [24 January] the Life Flight Trust responded to Reikorangi Rd near Waikanae to a 14yr old male from Waikanae who had been jumping off a cliff into a waterhole when he jumped missing the water and landed on some rocks. He sustained lower leg injuries.

Life Flight responded with a Wellington Free Paramedic on board the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

The Helicopter was able to land on the road next to the river.

The patient was flown to the Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where he is being treated for his injuries.

The Life Flight Trust is a charity providing air rescue and air ambulance services. It operates the Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a national air ambulance service. It relies on support from the public and sponsorship from partners such as Westpac to provide these services. Further information can be obtained from www.lifeflight.org.nz