The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter has had a busy few days. On Wednesday the rescue team carried out three missions starting with the transfer of an 11 month old baby boy from Starship Hospital to Rotorua Hospital.
Next up, a medical transfer, from Matakana Island for local man in his 70s who suffers an ongoing medical condition. He was transported to Tauranga Hospital.
Later in the day the team transferred a Tauranga man, also in his 70s, to Waikato Hospital from Tauranga Hospital. He had a serious medical condition and required specialist care.
On Thursday the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter flew to a rural property east of Opotiki where a 67 year old man had fallen through the roof of his house while working in the roof.
He landed on hard objects below resulting in serious internal injuries. He was flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.
In the evening the team were dispatched to a remote area near Waimana where a Whakatane man in his late 70s had an off-road buggy accident.
It was not clear what caused the accident, or at what time, but the man was able to make a call for help on his cell phone.
Friends were able to find the man then called 111. He was flown to Tauranga Hospital, with head and internal injuries, in a serious condition.