Tauranga based Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter flew people from Whangamata and Glen Murray near Port Waikato, in back to back missions today.
First rescue was for a 53 year old man suffering a medical event after free diving at Whangamata. The helicopter was called about 2pm.
The man had been free diving with his family when he suddenly become unwell. The man was flown to Waikato Hospital for treatment.
On leaving Hamilton, the rescue helicopter was tasked to Glen Murray, where a man had fallen of his shed roof.
The 79-year-old had been painting the roof when he fell approximately 3 meters and suffered injuries to his head, neck, and legs. He was stabilised at the scene before being airlifted to Middlemore Hospital for treatment.