Back to back missions for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Back to back missions for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whangamata at approximately 2 pm on Tuesday 28 November, to a 53-year-old man suffering a medical event.

The man had been free diving with his family when he had suddenly become unwell. The man was flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

On leaving Hamilton, the rescue helicopter was tasked to Glen Murray, when a man had fallen of his shed roof.

The 79-year-old had been painting the roof when he fell approximately 3 meters and suffered injuries to his head, neck, and legs. He was stablised at the scene before being airlifted to Middlemore Hospital for treatment.

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