Callout to Matakana Island for motor vehicle accident | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Callout to Matakana Island for motor vehicle accident

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched just after midnight on Sunday 12 November to Matakana Island, to a motor vehicle accident.

A 41-year-old male had suffered suspected hip injuries after the car he was traveling in had rolled. The man was stablised at the scene before being flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.

Later that day, the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whakatane Hospital for an emergency transfer.

A 51-year-old male was suffering a medical emergency, and require a rapid response flight to Tauranga Hospital for specialist treatment.

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