Press Release – Life Flight Trust
Life Flight was sent to a quad bike accident in the Maungakotukutuku valley this afternoon.
The Westpac rescue helicopter carried a Wellington Free Ambulance Intensive Care Paramedic to the accident.
The man in his 20s had been injured after his quad bike flipped.
The helicopter landed in a paddock next to the injured man. He was assessed and treated on scene by WFA Paramedics and then flown to Wellington Hospitals Emergency Department to receive further treatment for serious injuries.
Later this afternoon, the rescue helicopter was sent to a man in his 40s who had been fallen off his mountain bike on the Makara hills near Karori.
Due to the terrain, landing was not possible so the Life Flight team undertook a winch to bring to man on board the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
He was then flown to Wellington Hospital’s Emergency department to receive treatment for lower leg 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 nationwide air ambulance service. It relies on support from the public and sponsorship from partners such as Westpac to provide these services.