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

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Two missions for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Kaha on 2 November where a 60 year old woman had suffered a dog related injuries.

She received multiple deep lacerations to her head, neck, abdomen and legs.

She was taken to the Te Kaha medical centre by a friend where she received treatment before being flown to Tauranga Hospital in a critical condition.
Later the team were tasked to fly to Te Araroa to pick up a 78 year old local man who had sustained a lower back injury when he fell.
He was flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.


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