At 11pm yesterday the Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Matakana Is.

A 8-year-old Whakatane girl was having breathing difficulties.

The girl was part of a school camp staying on the island for several days.

The girl was stabilised at the scene by the onboard paramedic before being flown to Tauranga hospital for further treatment.

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The flight was carried out using Night Vision equipment.