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Woman airlifted after truck roll over

Yesterday afternoon, the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Opotiki to airlift a 61-year-old local woman who had rolled her small truck in the Waioeka Gorge.

Low cloud prevented the rescue helicopter from flying to the scene so the patient was driven by St John ambulance to the Opotiki airport where the Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was waiting.

The woman received lower back injuries as a result and was flown to Whakatane Hospital for treatment. The helicopter was called because of the nature of the accident and the distance to hospital.

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About Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Tauranga’s principal sponsor’s, Trustpower and TECT. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient.

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