Saturday was a busy day for the on-duty TECT Rescue Helicopter crew. The crew was tasked at midnight to attend to a vehicle rollover at Pukehina. The TECT Rescue Helicopter airlifted a 23-year-old male to Tauranga Hospital for immediate medical care.
Later on in the afternoon, the crew were tasked to Matata where a 15-year-old male who had sustained rib and arm injuries on a trail ride.
The crew soon after attended another call out to a 21-year-old male in Te Ranga who had fractured both ankles when he fell off his motorbike. The patient was cared for by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic whilst being flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.
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