Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter attends Pongakawa Motocross accident

The Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to a motocross event at Pongakawa on Saturday, where a 23-year-old Tauranga man had crashed off his motocross bike while traveling at speed.

He received shoulder and internal injuries as a result.  The patient was flown to Tauranga Hospital in a moderate condition.

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched because of the nature of his injuries and distance to hospital.


About Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Philips Search and Rescue Trust is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Tauranga’s principal sponsors, Trustpower and TECT. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.

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Community generosity powers Philips Search and Rescue Trust. The aircraft fleet and life-saving search and rescue feats performed by our crew could not be possible without the ongoing financial support of our Friends members, communities, sponsors and partners.

Collectively, funds generated through the community and sponsorship cover half of the annual expenses required to operate our rescue helicopters in each region; without this extremely generous contribution our life-saving service would not exist.
There are a variety of ways to support our critical search and rescue service, to learn about your options, check out our Get Involved page.

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