The Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Waiotahi this morning at 8.00am, where a 37-year old male had been crushed by a tractor.
The patient suffered severe pelvic injuries requiring immediate hospital care and was flown to Tauranga hospital. The helicopter was called due to the nature of the injuries and distance to the required hospital.
Philips Search and Rescue Trust is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations.
Special thanks to Tauranga’s principal sponsors, Trustpower and TECT. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.
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