Te Araroa medical callout | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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Te Araroa medical callout

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the small settlement of Te Araroa on the East Cape at 11am on Wednesday 11 January, to a 60-year-old male who had suffered a medical condition that required immediate hospital care.

The patient was stabilised and flown to Tauranga Hospital. The rescue helicopter was called due to the medical condition and distance by road to the required hospital.

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