TECT Rescue Helicopter assists Police | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

TECT Rescue Helicopter assists Police

This evening 27 August 2020, the TECT Rescue Helicopter assisted Police in locating an offender who had evaded arrest by swimming approx 750m offshore.

He was located by the TECT Rescue Helicopter crewman, who directed the pilot to his location.

The man was uplifted by a Surf Lifesaving NZ IRB in the water.

The man was then met onshore by the TECT Rescue Helicopter and treated by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic. He was transported to Hospital by road, in a serious Hypothermic condition accompanied by the flight Intensive Care Paramedic.

Photo credit: Ari Kerr





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