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Forestry Worker Injured

Forestry Worker Injured

The Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue helicopter was dispatched to TeKaha medical center where a forestry worker had been driven by ambulance
from Waihau Bay. At about 4pm, the 33 year old male worker was hit by a rolling log and received a serious head injury. Due to the distance to travel by road to a local hospital, the helicopter was dispatched with a St John paramedic and he was flown to Whakatane hospital for further treatment.


Philips Search and Rescue Trust 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 sponsors, 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. For further information about PSRT visit our website http://rescue.org.nz.

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