Two emergency missions for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two emergency missions for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Cape Runaway at 3.30 pm on Saturday 7 July for a 56-year-old male with a serious cardiac condition. He was airlifted to Tauranga Hospital in a moderate condition.

The previous day, the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to transfer a maternity patient to Wellington Hospital. Due to weather around the Wellington area, the rescue helicopter met with the Westpac Air Ambulance at Palmerston North Airport, who then transported the patient onto Wellington.

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