The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to transfer a 62- year -old Whakatane man on Sunday 9 July, who had had a fall at home resulting in a serious spinal injury.
The man was transfered to Auckland’s Middlemore Hospital for specialist treatment.
On return to Tauranga the rescue helicopter was tasked to winch an injured overseas tourist from Mt Maunganui’s Leisure Island.
A young woman in her twenties received lower leg fractures whilst walking along the rocks. The Port of Tauranga Rescue Winch was used to airlifted her to the waiting ambulance.