Man flown to Tauranga Hospital from Matakana Is

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The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Matakana Island this morning where a 57-year-old local man was having difficulty breathing as a result of a serious medical condition.

He was stabilised by the helicopter medic before being flown to Tauranga Hospital for further treatment.

The helicopter was used because of access difficulties.

- Bay of Plenty Times

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