Three missions within the Bay of Plenty region | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Three missions within the Bay of Plenty region

On Tuesday the TECT Rescue Helicopter undertook three different missions throughout the day.

The first job was in the morning where the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Katikati where a local man in his 50s had suffered a heart attack. The man was treated and stabilised under the STEMI pathway before being flown to Waikato Hospital.

The 2nd job of the day was a transfer of a 5-day old baby boy from Whakatane Hospital to Waikato Hospital suffering a reasonably common medical condition discovered at birth.

The last job the TECT Rescue Helicopter attended was to a single-car crash near Katikati where a carload of young people crashed into a power pole, the driver was airlifted to Tauranga Hospital with chest injuries.

Pictured below: The TECT Rescue Helicopter Crew in Katikati

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