Original Article from Jamie Norton of NZ Herald
It’s great to have examples of how the NZ Response Team Volunteers help keep members of their communities safe.
On Saturday, 25 May 2013, the volunteers from NZ-RT17 Whakatane Emergency Rescue Team were called out to assist the 111 Emergency Agencies with a high ridge rescue.
One of a two man team who were surveying a landslide above a highway slipped and fell. He was unable to walk after injuring his shoulder.
NZ-RT17 were tasked with extracting the injured man from the ridge about 50 metres above State Highway 2. Weather conditions were not good, so this made the extraction a rather dangerous task. However, our Responders are trained to deal with these situations and proved their worth yet again, by successfully rescuing the injured man and delivering him to the ambulance waiting below.
Well done, NZ-RT17 Whakatane.
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