Woman injured falling from horse

The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter had multiple missions in the weekend.

A woman is in hospital with a suspected spinal injury after falling from a horse in the Bay of Plenty.

The Tauranga-based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whakatane Hospital on Sunday, to transfer a 48-year-old woman who had fallen from her horse and received a spinal injury. 

A spokesperson for the rescue chopper says she was flown to Tauranga Hospital for specialist treatment.

On Saturday, the helicopter was sent to transfer a 36-year-old man with a serious medical condition from Tauranga Hospital to Waikato Hospital for specialist treatment.

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