71 year old male in need of emergency care | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

71 year old male in need of emergency care

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taihape to a 71yr old man who had been found unresponsive in his home.

The man was initially treated at the scene by the staff on the Taihape Ambulance. The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Intensive Care Paramedic stabilised the patient and he was then flown to Whanganui Hospital for further treatment.

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