Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter attends Pongakawa Motocross accident | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter attends Pongakawa Motocross accident

The Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to a motocross event at Pongakawa on Saturday, where a 23-year-old Tauranga man had crashed off his motocross bike while traveling at speed.

He received shoulder and internal injuries as a result.  The patient was flown to Tauranga Hospital in a moderate condition.

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched because of the nature of his injuries and distance to hospital.


About Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Philips Search and Rescue Trust 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 sponsors, 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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