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Transfer to Waikato Hospital

On Thursday 2 December the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Whakatane Hospital to transport a patient to Waikato Hospital. A male in his fifties was suffering from a medical condition and needed specialist treatment.  

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Winch Mountain Bike Track

On Wednesday 24 November the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Pyes Pa Mountain Bike track. A female in her sixties had fallen from her bike and fractured her leg.

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Spinal Injury Tokoroa

On Thursday 18 November, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Tokoroa for a man in his early twenties who sustained a spinal injury from a fall from his motorcycle. He is being transported to Middlemore Hospital for further treatment.  

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Trampers winched from track

On Wednesday 17 November around 1:45pm the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was tasked by RCCNZ to locate a beacon that had been set off near Lake Tarawera. On arrival the crew located a group of Trampers on a track. Due to the location the Intensive Care Paramedic was winched onto the track where he found a […]

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