At 11:30 am on Monday morning the Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was tasked to a farm near Bennydale where a 26-year old male farmer rolled a tractor down a steep gully.
The farmer managed to extricate himself from the turned-over tractor and suffered serious abdominal injuries. Fire and Emergency New Zealand had to slash away scrub and blackberry to get to the injured man. The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter crewman winched the injured man from the scene and to an accessible area where he was further treated by onboard ICP before being flown to Waikato Hospital.
At midnight, the helicopter was tasked to Rotorua hospital where a 44-year old female had suffered a serious medical condition the required immediate care in Waikato Hospital. The flight was conducted using night vision goggles.