In the early hours of the morning, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waihau Bay for a patient suffering a serious medical event.
Whilst flying the crew were reassigned to another more urgent medical event for a patient east of Opotiki. A 65-year-old male was airlifted to Whakatane Hospital for treatment in a moderate condition.
Later on in the day, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched out to Motiti Island where a local had suffered an arm injury, she was flown to Tauranga Hospital for medical treatment.
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