Missions to Murupara and Maketu | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Missions to Murupara and Maketu

On Sunday 18th August the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the small community of Murupara.

A 21-year old Mongrel Mob member had been stabbed in the neck, he self presented himself to the local doctors who then called for an ambulance.

The crew flew the man to Tauranga hospital in a serious condition.

After clearing from the Murupara job, the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Maketu to assist an ambulance crew with a 5-year-old girl who had been kicked by a horse.

The 5-year old girl was transported by helicopter to Waikato hospital in serious condition with abdominal and chest injuries.


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