Busy 24 hours for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Busy 24 hours for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter

On Friday 24th August the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to fly a 82 year old male with a serious medical condition to Waikato Hospital just after 5pm.

On the morning of the 25/8 at 1:30am,  the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Waihi township where a 28 year old male had fallen from a motorbike and suffered serious facial injuries. He was treated at the scene and driven by ambulance to meet the helicopter at a nearby park. He was flown to Waikato hospital for further assessment and treatment.

The crew had only been back at Tauranga base for an hour when the crew was tasked to transfer a 76 year old female from Tauranga Hospital to Auckland hospital who was suffering a serious medical condition.

Both flights were conducted using night vision goggles.

At lunchtime on the 25/8, the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a motocross track at Matata where a 16 year old male had fallen from his bike and suffered a serious abdominal injury that required immediate hospital care. He was treated at the scene and flown to Tauranga Hospital.

 

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