The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on Tuesday 30 January to a 71-year-old female who had slipped on rocks while tramping near Ngamuwahine Camp.
The woman was extracted from her location via the Port Of Tauranga Rescue Winch. She had suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured elbow and was airlifted to Tauranga Hospital for treatment.
Early that day, the rescue helicopter had been tasked to transport a 30-year-old male from Tauranga Hospital, who had suffered a serious injury to his hand. He was flown to Waikato Hospital for special treatment.