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Man Suffers Serious Back Injury

Man Suffers Serious Back Injury


The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 6 pm on Saturday 2 December to Pori Pori Rd, where a 28-year-old male had suffered a serious back injury.

The man was swimming at a waterhole, near Pori Pori Bridge and jumped into the water where it was too shallow. He impacted on the rocks, causing a serious injury to his back.

Due to the location in a steep gorge, the rescue helicopter utilised the Port of Tauranga Rescue Winch and lowered a paramedic down to the man. The man was stablised and then was extracted from the scene, along with the paramedic. He was flown to Tauranga Hospital for further assessment.

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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