Multiple missions for the TECT Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Multiple missions for the TECT Rescue Helicopter

On Thursday 17 June the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Opotiki for a man in his sixties suffering a serious cardiac event. He was urgently flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

On Friday 18 June the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a quad bike vs tractor. The TECT Rescue Helicopter flew a critical patient to Tauranga Hospital.

On Saturday 19 June the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Omiao, where a man in his sixties was suffering a serious cardiac event. The man was flown to Whakatane Hospital for treatment. On return to base, the team was retasked to Pukehina where a man in his sixties was suffering chest pain, he was flown to Tauranga Hospital for further treatment.

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