Rescue chopper launches exclusive Rescue Club

Elaina Underhill, 2, is the first member of the Rescue Club. (supplied)

Elaina Underhill, 2, is the first member of the Rescue Club. (supplied)

Elaina Underhill is the inaugural member of a very exclusive club.

The two-year-old was flown to the Lady Cliento Hospital in Brisbane last year on the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter after being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident that resulted in the death of her sister Elle.

Elaina is the daughter of daughter of Richmond Local Area Command sergeant Steve Underhill and his wife Michelle.

Now that she is recovered, Elaina is helping the rescue helicopter service launch a new exclusive club for others that have also been transported by the chopper.

A spokesman said the helicopter service had flown more than 8,200 missions since it was launched in 1982.


The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is inviting past patients to join Elaina in registering to become part of the Rescue Club via its website

For a once off registration fee of $10 each member will receive a special Rescue Club badge, regular newsletters and special event invitations.

The spokesman aid the Service’s annual Rescue Day community fundraiser, held on the second Friday in August each year would mark one of the first planned gatherings of the Rescue Club.

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