TECT Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

TECT Rescue Helicopter

Woman collapses whilst running

On Saturday the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural Rotorua farm and later flew to Matakana Island for a motor vehicle accident.

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Waihi beach landing

On Monday the TECT Rescue Helicopter attended two different missions in the late afternoon.

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Search for missing surfer

At 9pm on Saturday evening, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked by police to search for a surfer that was last seen 1 1/2 kilometres offshore just before darkness.

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TECT Rescue Helicopter to Kinloch

On Saturday 3:30pm, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Kinloch, near Taupo, where a 55-year-old male was at a motorbike event and suffered a serious heart condition.

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Your support ensures rescue helicopters are available to your community.
Your rescue helicopter can be airborne in 10 minutes and, in a life or death situation, this speed and agility can make all the difference. The timely assistance that rescue helicopters provide can reduce disability and improve survival – the sooner treatment begins, the greater chance of patient recovery.

We are partially funded by a government contract with National Ambulance Sector Office (NASO). We rely heavily on the generosity of sponsors and the community to help fund the shortfall that allows us to be rescue ready 24/7, 365 days of the year. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopter can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel, and intensive care paramedics directly to the patient.

Without your support, your rescue helicopter would not be able to remain operational on a 24/7, 365 day a year basis. This could mean a serious delay in people being rescued or transported to hospital for urgent treatment.

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