Sunday was a busy day for the TECT Rescue Helicopter. The crew attended four missions total but were actually tasked 8 times throughout the day but were unable to attend these missions as they were already busy, these missions were covered by our other rescue helicopters in the North Island.
The first call came in at 8.30am to Motiti Island where a 37-year-old Auckland man had gotten into difficulty while diving and quickly became very unwell. His diving buddy was able to bring him up to the surface. He was flown to North Shore Hospital suffering from decompression sickness.
The second call was to Waihi Beach where a speedway event was taking place. One of the drivers started to feel very unwell so pulled off the track. He was a 60-year-old Waihi local that had suffered a serious cardiac event and was flown to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition.
In the evening the TECT Rescue Helicopter crew was dispatched to Mayor Island where a 26-year-old Taupo woman had been stung by a bee in the back of her neck. She had an allergic reaction to the bee sting that made it difficult to breathe, she was flown to Tauranga hospital for immediate treatment.