Motor vehicle accident at Lake Rotoiti | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Motor vehicle accident at Lake Rotoiti

At 9:45 am, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to attend a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident at Lake Rotoiti.

An 18-year-old male was trapped in his car and had to be cut free by the Fire and Emergency New Zealand team.

He suffered a serious head injury that required specialist Intensive Care Paramedic intervention before being flown to Waikato Hospital.

Shortly after returning to base, the helicopter was tasked to fly a critically ill 82-year-old patient from Tauranga Hospital to Waikato Hospital.

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