Young boy flown to hospital | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Young boy flown to hospital

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 8.30am on Tuesday 5 September to Matakana Island, where a 10-year-old local boy had become unwell with a serious medical condition.

He was flown to Tauranga Hospital under the care of the rescue helicopter’s paramedic, accompanied by his mother.

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