Man badly burnt in camper van explosion | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Man badly burnt in camper van explosion

This afternoon the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Poi near Matamata, where a camper van burst into flames while travelling along the road. The driver of the camper van, a 72-year-old Opotiki man received serious burns to more than 50 per cent of his body. Rescuers took the badly injured man to a near by farm house and submerged him in a bath of cold water. Police, Fire and St John attended the scene. He was airlifted to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.


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