Teen winched from Waitawheta River | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Teen winched from Waitawheta River

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Waitawheta River in Waikino at 2.30 pm on Sunday 17 December, where a 13-year-old male had been injured after diving into shallow water.

The teen had hit a rock, resulting in a deep laceration to his head and a possible neck injury. Due to the location of the patient, the Port of Tauranga Rescue Winch was used to extract him from the scene. He was then flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.


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