Four locations in a day | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Four locations in a day

On Friday the 6th of March the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Matata. A Tauranga man in his late fifties had been stung by a bee while out walking along the beach with his wife.

The man became unconscious soon after the sting due to an allergic reaction. Once the crew landed at the scene, the man was in a stable condition, sitting up and feeling better. He was flown to a waiting ambulance and he was taken to Whakatane Hospital to be checked over.

Upon there return to the Tauranga Base, the crew was tasked to transfer an 80-year-old Tauranga woman to Waikato Hospital for specialist treatment after suffering a serious medical event.

Shortly after the team was tasked to fly to Rotorua Hospital to transfer an 8-year-old local girl with multiple ongoing medical conditions to Auckland’s Starship Hospital.

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