Back to back medical emergencies
The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter flew two back to back missions on Wednesday between Auckland and the Eastern Bay of Plenty.
The rescue helicopter was tasked at 11am to transport a 36-year-old spinal patient from Tauranga to the Spinal Unit at Middlemore Hospital.
Shortly after returning to Tauranga, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Te Kaha Medical Centre, where a 59-year-old male was suffering a medical condition that required immediate hospital care.
He was airlifted to Waikato Hospital for treatment.