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BayTrust Rescue Helicopter

Busy period for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter

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.

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Waioeka Gorge truck crash

At midnight on Friday the BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the scene of a serious truck crash approximately 15 km into the Waioeka Gorge.

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Air Ambulance all female crew, patient and passengers

There is nothing unusual about the Westpac Air Ambulance ferrying patients the length of New Zealand but on Monday 3 September the flight from Taranaki Hospital to Auckland’s Starship Hospital was definitely unique.

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