On Sunday afternoon, around 4.45pm the TECT Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a bushwalking track in Oropi, a rural district located in the Bay of Plenty region.
A 31-year-old female tramper had seriously hurt her lower leg whilst walking the track. The woman was accessed by ambulance paramedics that walked 25 mins along the track to reach the patient.
The rescue helicopter crew were at the scene within 10 minutes of being tasked and the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic (ICP) was winched down through thick bush to assess the patient. The woman was carefully winched into the helicopter alongside the ICP.
The woman was flown to Tauranga Hospital for further assessment and treatment.
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