On Saturday evening at 7.30pm the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whakatane, Kohi Point for a winching operation.
Three teenagers were stuck climbing a cliff off Kohi Point in Whakatane after dark. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter began to winch them off one at a time in the dark using night-vision goggles.
This was a challenging job for the team as they had to keep the Intensive Care Paramedic on the winch cable with no slack to keep him safe. The ICP had the job of setting up the patients to be winched. This mission was successful and everyone was airlifted to safety.