Sunday, 17 December 2017

Henley crew helps in Phillipines typhoon aftermath

A SEARCH and rescue team from Henley which flew to the Philippines last week treated more than 100 people.

A SEARCH and rescue team from Henley which flew to the Philippines last week treated more than 100 people.

Members of the Emergency Response Team, which is based at the Henley Business School, took a helicopter to Roxas Island to administer medical aid to survivors of Typhoon Haiyan.

Jonathan Cox, trustee of the group, said: “The team carried out an assessment for the UN and the circumstances there are quite dire.

“Even two weeks on, the people had received no relief because it is quite a remote island. People had died from the most minor injuries. If you have a cut finger you will get sick from it if you don’t receive medical help.”

The volunteers also helped clear fallen trees from roads to allow emergency vehicles to get through.

The team, which was led by paramedic Gary Foo, from Shiplake, arrived home on Wednesday.

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