Medical airlift from Waihau Bay | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Medical airlift from Waihau Bay

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the East Cape settlement of Waihau Bay on Saturday 15 July,  where a 42-year-old local woman had become suddenly unwell with a serious medical condition.

She was stabilised at the scene by paramedics before being flown to Tauranga Hospital in a serious condition.

Philips Rescue Helicopters, Trust Power TECT Rescue Helicopter base, Tauranga, Wednesday 26 April 2017. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography.
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