The TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Pongakawa Saturday morning at 9:30pm where a family of four rolled their car on a windy stretch of road. The two children received no injuries but a male received moderate injuries and a 35 year old female received more serious injuries that required her to be flown to Tauranga hospital.
Saturday afternoon at 6pm the helicopter was tasked by the hospital to fly to Whakatane hospital to transport a 3 year old boy to Waikato hospital. The three year old had been kicked by a horse and had received a serious head injury. Dr and nurses and the flight team stabilized the boy and the flight was conducted using night vision equipment.
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