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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Tuesday 17th May 2022

03:37 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
12:41 Accident, Cromwell

Monday 16th May 2022

08:13 Medical emergency, Riversdale
09:58 Hospital transfer, Oamaru hospital
13:28 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
13:29 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
16:02 Primary accident, Wanaka Medical Centre
16:08 Hospital transfer, Gore Hospital

Sunday 15th May 2022

01:30 Accident, Haast (IFR)
03:45 Hospital transfer, Lakes Hospital (IFR)
11:24 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital (IFR)
14:55 Hospital transfer, Lakes Hospital
16:38 Accident, Tunnel Beach

Saturday 14th May 2022

00:53 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
09:46 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
13:36 Medical emergency, Wanaka
14:22 Accident, Gimmerburn

Friday 13th May 2022

10:50 Accident, Lake Ohau
19:31 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
22:24 Medical emergency, Waimate

Thursday 12th May 2022

09:12 Hospital transfer, Dunstan hospital

Wednesday 11th May 2022

12:29 Maternity transfer, Lakes District Hospital
16:13 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
18:18 Hospital transfer, Oamaru Hospital

Tuesday 10th May 2022

02:37 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital (IFR)
09:46 Maternity transfer, Dunstan Hospital
10:12 Medical emergency, Twizel Medical Centre
12:14 Primary accident, Dart River (IFR)
12:28 Maternity transfer, Dunstan Hospital
15:38 Maternity transfer, Dunstan hospital
18:07 Hospital transfer, Gore Hospital (IFR)
19:46 Primary accident, Paerau
20:14 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital (IFR)
22:08 Medical emergency, Twizel (IFR)
23:33 Hospital transfer, Clutha Health

Monday 9th May 2022

08:00 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
14:47 Hospital transfer, Gore Hospital
20:28 Hospital transfer, Lakes Hospital (IFR)
22:51 Hospital transfer, Oamaru hospital (IFR)

Sunday 8th May 2022

20:53 Medical emergency, Wanaka (IFR)
23:30 Hospital transfer, Lakes Hospital (IFR)

Saturday 7th May 2022

09:19 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital
13:28 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
15:28 Accident, Oamaru Hospital (IFR)
16:03 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
20:21 Medical emergency, Hamner Springs (IFR)
20:42 Accident, Poolburn
20:42 Accident, Dunedin Hospital
20:44 Accident, Poolburn
23:01 Accident, blackmount
23:57 Hospital transfer, Christchurch hospital

Friday 6th May 2022

11:48 Accident, Glenorchy
12:41 Accident, Kaiwera
17:14 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
20:52 Hospital transfer, Dunstan hospital
22:09 Medical emergency, Lakes District Hospital

Thursday 5th May 2022

10:16 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
11:20 Hospital transfer, Lakes Hospital
16:19 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital

Wednesday 4th May 2022

14:35 Accident, Lakes District Hospital
15:53 Medical emergency, Roxbrugh
15:56 Medical emergency, Roxbrugh
21:00 Other, Dunedin City

Tuesday 3rd May 2022

05:17 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
07:38 Maternity transfer, Lakes District Hospital
09:17 Accident, Tiroiti
10:15 Medical emergency, French Ridge Hut
14:11 Hospital transfer, Oamaru Hospital
21:34 Accident, Waipahi
22:48 Accident, Twizel

Monday 2nd May 2022

17:57 Accident, Mt Barker Rd, Wanaka

Sunday 1st May 2022

12:19 Medical emergency, Southland Hospital (IFR)
15:31 Hospital transfer, Timaru Hospital
16:10 Search & Rescue, Makarora

Saturday 30th April 2022

08:20 Hospital transfer, Oamaru hospital
12:16 Search & Rescue, Manuherikia
13:03 Accident, Cromwell cycle trail
16:50 Hospital transfer, Gore Hospital
19:37 Accident, Mount Stuart

Friday 29th April 2022

08:59 Medical emergency, Big South Cape Island
17:34 Accident, Dingleburn/Maungatiki
19:54 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital

Thursday 28th April 2022

03:03 Maternity transfer, Oamaru Hospital
11:15 Accident, Moke Lake
17:47 Hospital transfer, Dunston Hospital
18:40 Accident, Riverton

Wednesday 27th April 2022

04:15 Hospital transfer, Oamaru Hospital
10:26 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
10:51 Medical emergency, Lawrence
12:52 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
14:14 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
15:52 Accident, Luggate, Kane Rd (IFR)
16:36 Accident, Hawea Flat
18:21 Hospital transfer, Gore Hospital (IFR)
23:50 Accident, Dunedin Hospital
23:57 Accident, Hawea Flat

Tuesday 26th April 2022

03:10 Hospital transfer, Lakes Hospital
07:55 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
10:03 Accident, Oturehua
10:06 Accident, Oturehua
12:10 Maternity transfer, Lakes District Hospital
12:51 Maternity transfer, Dunstan Hospital
13:21 Hospital transfer, Balclutha
13:35 Medical emergency, Drummond
15:15 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
16:05 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital

Monday 25th April 2022

16:23 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
16:50 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital

Sunday 24th April 2022

00:54 Medical emergency, Cardrona Valley
00:59 Medical emergency, Cardrona Valley
11:53 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
14:42 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
17:16 Accident, Lake Hawea
19:40 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital (IFR)
20:29 Search & Rescue, Otago Harbour

Saturday 23rd April 2022

12:19 Accident, Paringa
14:13 Accident, Cromwell Race Course
15:06 Accident, Queenstown
15:18 Accident, Stewart Island
18:07 Accident, Rangitata
19:50 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
23:45 Medical emergency, Alexandra

Friday 22nd April 2022

09:01 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
09:59 Hospital transfer, Lakes District Hospital
10:21 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
15:39 Hospital transfer, Timaru Hospital

Thursday 21st April 2022

10:26 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
12:09 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital
15:06 Maternity transfer, Oamaru Hospital
16:54 Medical emergency, Oamaru Hospital (IFR)
20:05 Hospital transfer, Oamaru hospital (IFR)

Wednesday 20th April 2022

08:02 Accident, Stewart Island
14:04 Accident, Moke Lake
15:22 Accident, Crown Range Road
17:47 Hospital transfer, Dunstan Hospital

Tuesday 19th April 2022

12:49 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital
17:30 Accident, Dunedin Hospital
18:55 Hospital transfer, Oamaru hospital
18:55 Hospital transfer, Oamaru hospital
20:49 Hospital transfer, Oamaru hospital

Monday 18th April 2022

03:30 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
13:24 Search & Rescue, Greenstone Track
13:54 Accident, Loch Maree Hut, Fiordland National Park
15:00 Maternity transfer, Dunstan Hospital

Sunday 17th April 2022

02:53 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
04:14 Hospital transfer, Dunedin Hospital
11:09 Accident, Otekaieke
11:40 Accident, Ida Valley
16:15 Hospital transfer, Southland Hospital
18:30 Medical emergency, Kirkliston
19:21 Accident, Lakes District Hospital
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