TECT Helicopter to the rescue at Bowentown
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Posted October 17, 2020
After transporting a 57 year old woman suffering a medical condition from Cape Runaway to Whakatane Hospital on Friday crew of the TECT Rescue Helicopter returned to base and were then tasked to Bowentown, Waihi Beach.
A 17 year old Morrinsville teen was in grave danger after falling 4-5 metres onto rocks breaking her leg. With an incoming tide and a young woman trapped on rocks with a broken leg the TECT Rescue Helicopter located her and winched the on board Intensive Care Paramedic down to her as the tide was washing over her legs.
By the time she was ready to be winched out the waves were breaking over her head. The lucky teenager was winched into the rescue helicopter and her leg stabilized before being flown to Hospital. Any longer and the outcome could have been much worse.