Te Kaha accidental stabbing | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Te Kaha accidental stabbing

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Kaha Medical Centre at 1pm on Sunday 24 September, where a 24-year-old local man had accidentally stab his upper leg whilst skinning a pig, sustaining a potentially life threatening injury to one of the major vessels in his thigh.

The man was stabilised by paramedics and a local doctor before being flown to Tauranga Hospital for further treatment.

The rescue helicopter was called due to the nature of the injury and distance to the required hospital.

Philips Rescue Helicopters, Trust Power TECT Rescue Helicopter base, Tauranga, Wednesday 26 April 2017. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography.
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