Te Puke spinal injury | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Te Puke spinal injury

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Puke at 7:45pm on Saturday 7 January, to a 38-year-old male who had dived into a swimming pool and suffered a serious neck injury.

The NZ Fire Service cordoned off a nearby local park for the helicopter to land. St John Paramedics stabilised the patient and drove the him from the scene to the park.

The seriousness of the injury required the patient to be flown to Middlemore Hospital spinal unit.

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