The Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural property near Oropi, south of Tauranga after two local women had fallen from their horses yesterday afternoon around 1.00pm.
Reportedly, both horses spooked at the same time throwing their riders. One woman, a 51-year-old received lower back injuries, and the second woman, a 45-year-old, received a fracture to her arm. Both were flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.
The accident site was not accessible via ambulance, so the rescue helicopter was dispatched.
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.