Man injured on Matakana Island | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Man injured on Matakana Island

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Matakana Island, north of Tauranga on Saturday 5 May, for a man in his 60’s who was knocked to the ground and suffered a concussion and fractured leg during a sports match. 

Due to the remote location, the rescue helicopter flew to the scene with two paramedics on-board. The man was treated at the scene before being flown to Tauranga Hospital for further treatment.

 The return flight was aided with the use of Night Vision Goggles.

Philips Rescue Helicopters, Bay Trust Rotorua BOP Rescue Helicopter, Tuesday 2 May 2017. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography.©Philips Search & Rescue Trust

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