Port of Tauranga Rescue Winch to the rescue | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Port of Tauranga Rescue Winch to the rescue

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Tolaga Bay at 3pm on the 30 November.

A forestry worker slipped on mud and slid 30 meters down a steep gully. The fall resulted in a serious leg injury and due to the location, a helicopter with a winch was required.

The Port of Tauranga Rescue Winch was used to lower a Paramedic down to the patient.  He was stabilised before being winched into the helicopter and flown to Gisborne Hospital for further treatment.



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