At around 5.20pm the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Leisure Island at the bottom of Mount Maunganui after a man had fallen near the top of the island. He fell 6 meters of the edge of the cliff onto the rocks below.
The TECT Rescue Helicopter winched down the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic to assess and treat the man. The man was suffering from a broken ankle and facial injuries after falling from a height.
He was winced into the helicopter and taken to the beach where he was handed over to St Johns Ambulance crew and Fire and Emergency at the scene.
Minutes after taken the injured man to the beach, a firefighter involved in the rescue mission also came to grief after trying to get back up to safety. He slipped and fell down the cliff.
The TECT Rescue Helicopter crew then went back to the scene where the firefighter was and winced him into the helicopter. He was also taken to the beach where the St John’s Ambulance was waiting.
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