A 17-year old female tramper, who was part of a Scout group, tripped on a tree route and badly injured her lower leg this evening.
The Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to the Kaimai ranges near the settlement of TePoi at 6:30 pm to assist.
A LandSAR team member carried her to a location where the helicopter could land. St John paramedics stabilised her at the scene before she was flown to Tauranga hospital for further treatment.
The helicopter was called due to the terrain and time to get her to hospital.
About Philips Search & Rescue Trust
Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Tauranga’s principal sponsor’s, Trustpower and TECT. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.
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