TECT Rescue Helicopter busy Thursday | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

TECT Rescue Helicopter busy Thursday

The TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched about 11am Thursday 15 April, to Waihi township to a male with a serious medical condition. He was stabilised on scene and transported to Waikato Hospital for further intervention.

Then at approximately 3pm, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was sent to Opotiki for an eight-year-old male who had been hit by a Ute. The boy suffered serious injuries which were attended to by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic. The boy was then flown with his Mum to Tauranga Hospital for further assessment.


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