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Fall on stairs requires rescue helicopter

A 46-year-old Opotiki female fell on stairs and suffered a serious back injury yesterday afternoon requiring urgent transportation to Tauranga Hospital.

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Opotiki at 3.30pm and met a road ambulance at the Opotiki airfield. The patient was transferred onboard and flown to Tauranga Hospital for further assessment and treatment.

The rescue helicopter was called due to the seriousness of the back injury and distance to the required hospital.

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