Two missions for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two missions for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Ruatoki at 11.40am on Christmas Day.

A 7 year old child fell from a moving vehicle suffering a serious head injury.

Paramedics stabilised the patient before the rescue team flew the patient to Waikato Hospital for further treatment and assessment.

At 8.30 pm the rescue helicopter was tasked by Tauranga Hospital to fly a 21 year old male to Waikato Hospital.  The patient had suffered a serious arm injury. The flight was conducted using night vision goggles.


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