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Near drowning victim airlifted to hospital

Near drowning victim airlifted to hospital

This morning the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waihau Bay where a 55 year old Cape Runaway man had suffered a medical event whilst launching a boat, he fell into the water unconscious. Family members were quickly able to pull from the water. He was stabilised by St John medics before being flown to Whakatane for further treatment.

Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) 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 sponsor’s, 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 rescue.org.nz


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