Busy Christmas for the TECT Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Busy Christmas for the TECT Rescue Helicopter

It was a busy couple of days for the TECT Rescue Helicopter. On Christmas day the TECT Rescue Helicopter transferred a 4 yo boy to Starship Hospital for surgery. On the 26th (Boxing Day) a 46 yo female was transferred from Whakatane Hospital to Waikato Hospital for treatment. Midday the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Whiritoa to attend to a 76 yo female who suffered a medical event. She was flown to Waikato Hospital. Later in the evening TECT Rescue Helicopter got tasked to Waikawau at the top of the Coromandel for an 83yo male who suffered a medical event. He was flown to Auckland Hospital for treatment.


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