Elderly man airlifted from Te Kaha | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Elderly man airlifted from Te Kaha

The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Te Kaha at 5:30pm yesterday to assist an 80-year-old male with a medical
condition that required immediate hospital care.

The patient was stabilised by St John paramedics and local doctor before being flown to Whakatane hospital for further treatment.

The helicopter was called due to the distance to the required hospital and the condition of the road which was down to a single lane due to a large slip.

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