Weekend mission round-up for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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Weekend mission round-up for the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked on Sunday 24 June at 2 pm to Te Kaha Medical centre, to where a 72-year-old female required immediate hospital care due to a serious medical condition. She was flown to Whakatane Hospital for treatment.

The previous evening, the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to urgently transport a 1-year-old boy from Whakatane Hospital to Starship Hospital for specialist treatment.

The return flight, back to base was conducted under the use of night vision goggles.

 

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