Man winched off Mauao by rescue helicopter
The TECT Rescue Helicopter was called out to the Mauao walking track at Mt Maunganui today to assist a male patient who had been injured.
The man in his seventies had sustained injuries after falling down a bank, landing on rocks, says a TECT Rescue spokesperson.
"The onboard crew winched the patient from his location and transported him to Tauranga Hospital for further treatment."
St John was called at 12:27PM to an incident on Mount Maunganui, says a St John spokesperson.
"One rapid response unit, one ambulance, and one helicopter responded.
"St John treated one patient in a moderate condition and transported them via helicopter to Tauranga hospital."