On Monday afternoon, shortly after 2pm the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waihi Beach.
The crew arrived at the scene, met by a St John Ambulance crew, Fire and Emergency New Zealand, and the local police who were gathered around a swimmer who had been pulled from the surf.
At 5pm, the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to fly a female patient from Whakatane Hospital to Tauranga Hospital with a serious medical condition.
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