On Tuesday afternoon the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Kaha for a 58-year-old man who had been struck by a falling log, breaking his leg as a result.
Due to poor weather, the crew landed at Whakatane airport, and the patient was transported by road ambulance to the airport.
The man was assessed by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being airlifted through to Tauranga Hospital for immediate medical treatment.
Later on, in the evening the TECT Rescue Helicopter crew were tasked to Whakatane for a male in his 40s who had been seriously injured. He was stabilised at Whakatane Hospital before being flown to Tauranga Hospital for further medical care.
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