The TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the Kaimai Ranges near Te Aroha on May 2nd, where a missing 28-year-old male that had been missing for three days had been found by members of the public.
The area was covered in thick bush and steep country so the Intensive Care Paramedic had to be winched to the scene. The man and our Paramedic were then winched into the helicopter before being flown to Waikato Hospital. He suffered moderate injuries.
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