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

Busy Saturday for the TECT Rescue Helicopter

On Saturday 13 June the TECT Rescue Helicopter attended 3 missions.

The first was an urgent medical  transfer from Rotorua Hospital to Waikato Hospital for a local man suffering a cardiac event.

On the return from Waikato to Tauranga the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the North Waikato settlement of Tauhei where a 70 year old Hamilton man had crashed his motorbike.

Around 7pm, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waihau bay where a 45 yo Rotorua man who was visiting the area had fallen 5 meters down a bank, who had traumatic injuries after the long fall. He was flown to Tauranga Hospital in a serious condition.


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