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Second callout to Rangiwaea Island

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was called out to Rangiwaea Island for a second time on the evening of Wednesday 26 July, for a 24-year-old Te Awamutu woman had become unwell whilst attending the same event as a patient from earlier that day.

She was treated at the scene by the helicopter paramedic before being flown to Tauranga Hospital for further treatment.

Philips Rescue Helicopters, Trust Power TECT Rescue Helicopter base, Tauranga, Wednesday 26 April 2017. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography.
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