Yesterday the Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to Lake Matahina, where a 56-year old Waimana man had crashed his motocross bike while taking part on an organised trail ride event.
The man collided with a tree while riding in a forest. He received serious spinal injuries as a result. He was flown directly to Auckland’s Middlemore hospital following a recently introduced policy for spinal injury management.
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 patients.