two call outs to Waihi | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

two call outs to Waihi

The TECT Rescue Helicopter carried out two missions to Waihi, in the Coromandel region on Thursday morning.

On Thursday, June 24, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waihi Beach for a female patient in her sixties suffering a medical event.

The patient was flown to Tauranga Hospital.

Later that morning, the onboard crew were tasked back to Waihi for a female patient in her seventies suffering a medical condition.

The patient was transported to Tauranga Hospital.

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