Kaipara residents will feature in the Northland Rescue Helicopters 2017 fundraising appeal campaign to share their stories of survival thanks to the service.
The campaign will showcase people of all walks of life including a Maungaturoto and Tangiteroria farmer who will each share their story along with others at facebook.com/northland.rescuehelicopter.com.
Logan Diamond from Maungaturoto will tell of his experience after a diving trip to collect scallops turned into a different type of adventure.
After not feeling well during and after the dives Logan tried to make it home, where he was found by his wife Zaria, asleep in his ute and still in his wetsuit.
The Northland Rescue Chopper transported him to North Shore Hospital. Tangiteroria farmer Scott Taylor knows he is lucky after not one, but two accidents which resulted in the services of the helicopter to help him out.
“Both times, the absolute true professionalism of the crew has stood out,” said Scott.
Paul Ahlers, Chairman of the Northland Emergency Services Trust, says funds raised contribute to general operating costs of the much-needed life-saving service.
“Donations help cover the costs of fuel, maintenance, insurance and more. The fact is we need these donations and the trust continues to be humbled by the support of the Northland community in getting behind their rescue service.”