Two winch rescues and one medical transfer | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two winch rescues and one medical transfer

On Saturday the TECT Rescue Helicopter crew were tasked with three missions, including two winch rescues.

The on-duty crew was tasked to Te Kaha in the morning for a 21 year old local had been assaulted. He received serious facial injuries requiring surgery. He was flown to Tauranga Hospital for medical treatment.

The next callout was to Rerewhakaitu where a Tauranga woman in her sixties had fallen off her mountain bike, she received a broken leg as a result. She was winched into the TECT Rescue Helicopter before being flown to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.

At the end of the day, the TECT crew attended a winch rescue near Mt Te Aroha. An Auckland woman in her 40’s slipped while hiking up Mt Te Aroha,  fracturing her ankle as a result. The TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to locate her and then winch her to safety. She has flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.

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