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Tauranga man winched from bush

This morning the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a walking track near the Aongatete Lodge.

A 62-year-old Tauranga man had been checking track and river conditions prior to the start of the annual Kaimai Goat event when he suffered a serious medical event about 20 minutes walk from the lodge. The seriousness of his condition resulted in the rescue helicopter being tasked to pluck the seriously ill man from the bush, using the Port of Tauranga Rescue Winch.

He was airlifted to Tauranga Hospital for treatment

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