On Sunday the Trutspower TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked shortly after 12pm to the Wairere Falls in the Kaimai Ranges.
A 36 year-old Hamilton woman had fractured her ankle while hiking on the falls, because of the ruggedness of the area and the nature of the woman’s injury there was no way she could walk out. The crew winched the patient out and then flew her to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.
In the mid-afternoon, the crew was dispatched to Mt Tarawera where a 60 year old Rotorua woman has suffered heat exhaustion while hiking on Mt Tarawera in temperatures in the high 20s. The crew was able to hoverload the patient into the helicopter before flying her and her husband to Rotorua Hospital for treatment.
In the evening the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter responded to a car rollover near Maketu. There were 5 occupants in the car. 4 of them received minor injuries, with the firth occupant, a 16 year old local boy who was thrown from the car. He received head injuries and lacerations to his shoulder, he was flown to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition.