A woman flown to Tauranga Hospital after a serious crash near
Gisborne yesterday remains in a critical condition this
The 25-year-old woman had been travelling through Waioeka
Gorge with two girls, aged 4 and 8, when the car left the
road and plunged 15m into the Waioeka River - becoming
A hospital spokesman said the woman was this morning in a
critical condition and the two girls were both 'comfortable'.
The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter joined Rotorua BayTrust
Rescue Helicopter in the call to help save the three but were
unable to reach the crash site because of poor weather.
The three were rescued with ropes and transported by road
ambulance to the helicopters.
- Bay of Plenty Times