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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