On Saturday 17 October, at around 11pm the TECT Rescue Helicopter was called out to Matakana Island where a car rolled upside down into a ditch.
The cars sole occupant, a 25-year-old Tauranga man received a critical head injury as a result. Other injuries included facial injuries and a broken wrist.
He was stabilised at the scene by the TECT Rescue Helicopter Intensive Care Paramedic before being flown to Tauranga Hospital in a critical condition.
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