A busy start to the long weekend | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

A busy start to the long weekend

On February 5th, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Pongakawa, a rural community in the Bay of Plenty. The TECT Rescue Helicopter attended a male patient in his twenties, following a motor vehicle accident. The patient was flown by the TECT Rescue Helicopter to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.

On February 6th, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to East Nukuhou, where a male patient in his sixties was suffering an allergic reaction. The TECT Rescue Helicopter flew the patient to Whakatāne Hospital for treatment.


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