Night flight to Matakana Island | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Night flight to Matakana Island

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on the evening of Thursday 11 August to Matakana Island, where a 32-year-old local man was having trouble breathing. This was a result of an ongoing injury suffered while playing rugby. The man was flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.
The flight was conducted with the use of Night Vision equipment. The helicopter was tasked because of access difficulties for ambulance at night to the Island.

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