The Otago Southland 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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Monday 15th April 2024

06:35 Hospital transfer, Frankton

Sunday 14th April 2024

03:23 Maternity, Frankton
03:55 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
10:55 Maternity, Frankton
12:39 Hospital transfer, Frankton
15:20 Medical event, Waiwera South
16:29 Accident, Lake Dunstan
20:36 Medical event, Wairuna (IFR)
22:11 Hospital transfer, Kew (IFR)

Saturday 13th April 2024

12:29 Medical event, Ahuriri Flat
15:49 Accident, Clyde

Friday 12th April 2024

18:09 Hospital transfer, Clyde (IFR)
23:50 Maternity, Frankton

Thursday 11th April 2024

02:31 Maternity, Gore
07:10 Maternity, Frankton
07:53 Hospital transfer, Clyde
09:05 Medical event, Makarora (IFR)

Tuesday 9th April 2024

00:09 Hospital transfer, Clyde
11:15 Medical event, Lauder
19:36 Search and rescue, Mount Aspiring National Park

Monday 8th April 2024

07:02 Medical event, Roxburgh East
07:54 Medical event, Kew
09:33 Accident, Cromwell
10:26 Search and rescue, Fiordland National Park
10:26 Accident, Fiordland National Park
10:58 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Central
12:21 Hospital transfer, Clyde
21:54 Medical event, Twizel

Sunday 7th April 2024

02:45 Hospital transfer, Frankton (IFR)
06:59 Search and rescue, Danseys Pass
06:59 Accident, Danseys Pass
06:59 Accident, Danseys Pass
08:09 Accident, Danseys Pass
14:17 Accident, Mount Aspiring National Park

Saturday 6th April 2024

14:47 Hospital transfer, Frankton
15:10 Hospital transfer, Clyde
16:05 Hospital transfer, Frankton
16:47 Accident, Mount Aspiring National Park
16:47 Search and rescue, Mount Aspiring National Park
20:25 Accident, Clyde (IFR)
20:48 Accident, Kew (IFR)

Friday 5th April 2024

07:06 Hospital transfer, Kew
13:38 Medical event, Haast
14:22 Search and rescue, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
14:22 Accident, Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
14:51 Accident, Kawarau Falls
15:08 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
15:30 Hospital transfer, Balclutha
18:29 Accident, Haast

Thursday 4th April 2024

09:43 Hospital transfer, Kew
10:57 Hospital transfer, Frankton
12:11 Hospital transfer, Frankton
12:52 Medical event, Te Anau
13:07 Accident, Waitepeka
16:29 Hospital transfer, Frankton
19:43 Medical event, Ohai
20:19 Accident, Wanaka

Wednesday 3rd April 2024

12:17 Medical event, Wanaka
13:06 Hospital transfer, Kew
16:38 Hospital transfer, Wanaka
16:46 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Central
18:48 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
23:08 Hospital transfer, Clyde

Tuesday 2nd April 2024

03:30 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
08:55 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
15:13 Accident, Mount Aspiring National Park
18:37 Medical event, Freshwater Basin
21:24 Accident, West Dome
21:40 Medical event, Kew

Monday 1st April 2024

06:22 Hospital transfer, Kew (IFR)
10:29 Medical event, Wanaka
12:48 Maternity, Frankton
15:09 Hospital transfer, Kew
15:42 Accident, Mount Buster
15:42 Search and rescue, Mount Buster
17:14 Hospital transfer, Frankton
19:56 Hospital transfer, Frankton

Sunday 31st March 2024

10:30 Accident, Haast
10:42 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Central (IFR)
13:47 Accident, Middlemarch (IFR)
16:50 Search and rescue, Mount Aspiring National Park
17:42 Medical event, Twizel (IFR)
18:02 Accident, Quailburn
21:41 Medical event, Lake Tekapo (IFR)

Saturday 30th March 2024

00:30 Accident, Alexandra (IFR)
02:28 Hospital transfer, Parkside
12:10 Medical event, Makareao
12:23 Hospital transfer, Kew
13:36 Accident, Pukaki
13:44 Medical event, Milford Sound
14:05 Accident, Pukaki
16:06 Accident, Wanaka
18:38 Hospital transfer, Kew (IFR)

Friday 29th March 2024

01:08 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Central
03:16 Hospital transfer, Kew
04:01 Medical event, Wanaka
05:07 Hospital transfer, Gore
10:39 Hospital transfer, Frankton
11:43 Medical event, Wanaka
13:30 Hospital transfer, Kew
14:08 Accident, Kawarau Gorge
15:07 Medical event, Kurow
21:36 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Central (IFR)
22:37 Accident, Jackson Bay

Thursday 28th March 2024

14:30 Accident, Paringa
17:00 Hospital transfer, Clyde
18:16 Accident, Springvale
18:34 Accident, Springvale
20:49 Medical event, Ranfurly
23:45 Hospital transfer, Kew

Wednesday 27th March 2024

05:46 Medical event, Craigellachie
10:41 Accident, Wanaka (IFR)
10:44 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Central
10:44 Medical event, Wanaka
11:20 Medical event, Wanaka
13:17 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Central
20:44 Hospital transfer, Frankton

Tuesday 26th March 2024

08:23 Medical event, Wanaka
10:41 Hospital transfer, Kew
13:30 Hospital transfer, Kew
15:10 Accident, Berwick Forest
19:07 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
22:14 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Central

Monday 25th March 2024

01:07 Search and rescue, Mount Creighton
11:14 Medical event, Wanaka

Sunday 24th March 2024

10:17 Accident, Fiordland National Park
15:09 Medical event, Te Anau
16:38 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
18:37 Hospital transfer, Clyde
19:48 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
20:30 Medical event, Kaihiku
20:59 Accident, Lake Hawea
21:35 Hospital transfer, Clyde
21:55 Hospital transfer, Frankton

Saturday 23rd March 2024

05:17 Medical event, Twizel
07:46 Medical event, Balclutha
10:35 Maternity, Frankton
13:09 Hospital transfer, Kew
13:22 Accident, Coronet Peak
16:46 Hospital transfer, Frankton
16:47 Hospital transfer, Frankton
18:24 Hospital transfer, Frankton
19:24 Medical event, Berwick Forest
22:22 Accident, Wanaka

Friday 22nd March 2024

09:02 Accident, Island Cliff
12:27 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
15:19 Accident, Arrowtown
18:12 Medical event, Wanaka
20:24 Medical event, Ben Lomond
22:26 Accident, Cromwell

Thursday 21st March 2024

11:53 Medical event, Hunters Hills
14:06 Hospital transfer, Frankton
14:45 Medical event, Freshwater Basin (IFR)
15:06 Accident, Wanaka
16:13 Accident, Cromwell
21:36 Medical event, Halfmoon Bay / Oban

Wednesday 20th March 2024

08:23 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
15:37 Medical event, Oamaru
16:28 Hospital transfer, Frankton
16:57 Medical event, Palmerston
17:36 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
21:12 Search and rescue, Karangarua
21:12 Accident, Karangarua

Tuesday 19th March 2024

09:04 Hospital transfer, Kew
09:22 Accident, Balclutha
12:27 Maternity, Frankton
13:03 Accident, Roxburgh
14:41 Search and rescue, Lower Nevis
14:41 Accident, Lower Nevis
16:07 Accident, Fiordland National Park
17:07 Hospital transfer, Kew
18:06 Medical event, The Neck
18:30 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
18:30 Hospital transfer, Frankton

Monday 18th March 2024

04:43 Medical event, Kew (IFR)
05:08 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
09:05 Medical event, Hopkins Valley
09:05 Search and rescue, Hopkins Valley
09:53 Hospital transfer, Frankton
10:37 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Central
11:33 Medical event, Wanaka
14:31 Accident, Fiordland National Park
19:24 Hospital transfer, Frankton (IFR)
22:12 Hospital transfer, Frankton
22:45 Hospital transfer, Alexandra (IFR)

Sunday 17th March 2024

00:50 Maternity, Kew (IFR)
01:16 Hospital transfer, Oamaru
12:23 Accident, Waihaorunga
13:58 Maternity, Dunedin Central
20:43 Medical event, Te Anau
21:23 Hospital transfer, Frankton
22:10 Hospital transfer, Oamaru (IFR)

Saturday 16th March 2024

21:22 Hospital transfer, Clyde

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