Port of Tauranga Rescue Winch utlised, Toatoa | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Port of Tauranga Rescue Winch utlised, Toatoa

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Waiti Track at Toatoa on Sunday 16 December.

A 78 year old female tramper had slipped on a washed out part of the track and suffered a serious foot injury.

A member of her group walked to a position where they could call for help.  NZ Police SAR where dispatched and called in the rescue helicopter which used the Port of Tauranga Rescue Winch to winched down a medic.  The medic stabilised the patient before both patient and medic where winched up and into the helicopter.

The patient was flown to Tauranga Hospital for further assessment and treatment.


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