Tarawera Hunter flown to Middlemore Hospital | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Tarawera Hunter flown to Middlemore Hospital

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Lake Tarawera on Thursday 20 April, where a 42-year-old Whakatane man had fallen from the back of a ute while hunting in a nearby forest. The man had sustained serious spinal injuries as result of the fall.

He was stabilised at the scene by Whakatane based St John paramedics before the decision was made to fly him directly to Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital, due to the serious nature of his injury.

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