Shortly after 12.30pm the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Turoa Ski Field for a woman who had broken her arm whilst snowboarding.
The 28-year old female was out snowboarding on the ski-field when she fell, seriously breaking her arm.
She was initially treated by the staff at the Turoa Medical Centre, then by onboard Intensive Care Paramedic – Dewet Pienaaer before being flown to Whanganui Hospital.
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