The Otago Regional Rescue Helicopter Service is available to fly life-saving skills and resources directly to where they are most needed across the South.

You can see high level details of the recent missions below. You can also read some of the stories of previous missions from the point of view of the people involved on our stories page.

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Saturday 13th August 2022

01:55 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
12:54 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
14:02 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
14:28 Accident, Cardrona Ski Area

Friday 12th August 2022

07:38 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
09:31 Accident, Wye Creek
09:41 Accident, Remarkables Ski Field
10:18 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital
12:54 Accident, Lake Alta, The Remarkables
12:58 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
13:21 Accident, Gibbston Valley
13:25 Medical emergency, Gibbston highway
13:31 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
18:59 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
19:20 Medical emergency, Queenstown Hangar
21:09 Hospital transfer, Lakes Hospital

Thursday 11th August 2022

08:34 Maternity transfer, Dunstan Hospital
08:46 Medical emergency, Southland Hospital
11:20 Accident, Riverton
14:36 Accident, Lindis Pass
14:37 Accident, Treble Cone - Stood down
15:13 Accident, Treble Cone
18:13 Medical emergency, Southland Hospital
21:06 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital

Wednesday 10th August 2022

00:56 Medical emergency, Southland Hospital
08:05 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
08:22 Medical emergency, Clinton
13:35 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
15:03 Accident, Copland Track, West Coast
16:15 Hospital transfer, Timaru Hospital
22:00 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital

Tuesday 9th August 2022

07:00 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital
11:00 Medical emergency, Nightcaps
14:47 Accident, Remarkables ski area
18:53 Accident, Tekapo
22:20 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital

Monday 8th August 2022

06:02 Maternity transfer, Dunstan Hospital
08:05 Maternity transfer, Dunstan Hospital
09:12 Medical emergency, Lakes District Hospital
23:32 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
23:37 Medical emergency, Corriedale

Sunday 7th August 2022

02:15 Maternity transfer, Dunstan Hospital
11:19 Search & Rescue, Southern Ocean
12:32 Medical emergency, Wanaka Medical Centre
16:57 Accident, Taieri Beach (IFR)
20:35 Hospital transfer, Oamaru hospital

Saturday 6th August 2022

13:33 Medical emergency, Milton
16:42 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital (IFR)
17:42 Accident, Manuka Gorge Highway
18:02 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
18:29 Medical emergency, Cromwell
20:03 Medical emergency, Ranfurly

Friday 5th August 2022

03:18 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital
11:17 Maternity transfer, Oamaru hospital
11:29 Accident, Millers Flat
12:42 Accident, Kurow
14:39 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital
15:41 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
17:20 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital

Thursday 4th August 2022

06:11 Medical emergency, Roxburgh
10:21 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital
10:47 Accident, Treble Cone
13:10 Hospital transfer, Christchurch hospital
14:02 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital
14:25 Hospital transfer, Queenstown
15:39 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital

Wednesday 3rd August 2022

01:33 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
09:42 Medical emergency, Te Anau
10:51 Medical emergency, Wanaka
16:07 Accident, Cardrona Ski Area
17:32 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
21:34 Hospital transfer, Oamaru hospital

Tuesday 2nd August 2022

00:01 Maternity transfer, Lakes District Hospital
03:35 Medical emergency, Tahakopa
07:44 Maternity transfer, Wanaka Airfield
13:46 Accident, Taieri Gorge
14:43 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
16:32 Accident, Haast
17:49 Accident, The Neck Lake Hawea
18:37 Accident, Oamaru
18:45 Accident, Oamaru - stood down enroute
20:14 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
20:24 Accident, Wanaka Medical Centre

Monday 1st August 2022

00:10 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
09:30 Accident, Coronet Peak Ski Area
14:43 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital
18:07 Medical emergency, Bluff Rugby Grounds
19:01 Hospital transfer, Oamaru hospital

Sunday 31st July 2022

17:00 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital

Saturday 30th July 2022

14:47 Accident, Roxburgh

Friday 29th July 2022

02:55 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital (IFR)
09:45 Medical emergency, Taieri Beach
12:05 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
17:30 Accident, Cromwell
20:27 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital

Thursday 28th July 2022

13:36 Accident, Treble Cone Ski Field (IFR)
14:38 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital (IFR)

Wednesday 27th July 2022

06:18 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital (IFR)
08:00 Medical emergency, Oamaru hospital (IFR)
10:45 Medical emergency, Karitane
13:31 Accident, Cardrona
13:41 Accident, Cardrona Ski field (IFR)

Tuesday 26th July 2022

10:07 Medical emergency, Te Anau
15:43 Hospital transfer, Lakes Hospital (IFR)
16:14 Accident, Queenstown (IFR)
20:15 Hospital transfer, Gore Hospital (IFR)

Monday 25th July 2022

07:48 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
07:48 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
10:36 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
12:25 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
12:29 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital (IFR)
15:15 Accident, Treble Cone
16:16 Hospital transfer, Oamaru hospital (IFR)

Sunday 24th July 2022

02:37 Hospital transfer, Lakes Hospital
10:30 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
11:43 Medical emergency, Oamaru hospital
16:19 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
19:43 Search & Rescue, Poison Bay, Fiordland
21:25 Medical emergency, Dunstan Hospital

Saturday 23rd July 2022

03:20 Medical emergency, Southland Hospital
13:00 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
16:10 Accident, Coronet Peak Ski Area
20:00 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
21:32 Medical emergency, Southland Hospital

Friday 22nd July 2022

09:58 Maternity transfer, Lakes District Hospital
10:37 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
13:04 Accident, Lakes Hospital
15:15 Medical emergency, Fiordland Med Centre
15:41 Hospital transfer, Gore Hospital
16:27 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
19:11 Maternity transfer, Lakes Hospital
20:39 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
21:11 Other, Dunstan Hospital
21:40 Hospital transfer, Gore Hospital
22:00 Accident, Oamaru hospital

Thursday 21st July 2022

13:05 Accident, Naseby
13:36 Accident, Treble Cone
13:38 Accident, Bluff - cancelled enroute
16:01 Accident, Coronet Peak Ski Area
23:59 Accident, Cardrona

Wednesday 20th July 2022

14:07 Accident, Waipahi
14:56 Medical emergency, Balclutha

Tuesday 19th July 2022

12:17 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
12:36 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
16:32 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital (IFR)
18:20 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
19:00 Hospital transfer, Gore Hospital (IFR)

Monday 18th July 2022

13:01 Accident, Owaka
17:29 Accident, FruitLands
17:29 Accident, FruitLands
17:49 Accident, FruitLands
20:21 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital

Sunday 17th July 2022

06:06 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital
06:08 Hospital transfer, Oamaru Hospital
10:04 Medical emergency, Dunstan Hospital
12:39 Accident, Remarkables ski area
14:36 Hospital transfer, Lakes Hospital
16:48 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
17:51 Primary accident, Milton

Saturday 16th July 2022

08:22 Accident, Te Houka
11:51 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
16:02 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
17:03 Accident, Coronet Peak Ski Area
22:22 Hospital transfer, Dunstan hospital
23:03 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital

Friday 15th July 2022

01:13 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
09:32 Hospital transfer, Lakes Hospital
12:52 Medical emergency, Milton
20:35 Maternity transfer, Dunstan Hospital

Thursday 14th July 2022

08:42 Medical emergency, Ranfurly Med Centre
12:52 Medical emergency, Pukeawa
14:00 Medical emergency, Cardrona
16:13 Accident, Morvan
16:34 Accident, Cromwell
18:22 Medical emergency, Cromwell
20:02 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
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