Young Kayakers airlifted to hospital | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Young Kayakers airlifted to hospital

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whangamata on Friday 12 August, where two 15-year-old boys and fallen out of their kayaks, whilst kayaking near Clark Island.

Rough sea conditions meant the boys were unable to get back onto their kayaks. After approximately 20 minutes in the water they were spotted by a couple of fishermen, who picked them up and brought them ashore.

Both boys were flown to Tauranga Hospital suffering hypothermia.

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