A day on the mountain takes a turn | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

A day on the mountain takes a turn

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whakapapa Skifield shortly after 2pm on Friday.

Whilst enjoying a day skiing at Whakapapa a male in his 50’s fell heavily on his left hip injuring his leg.

The on-duty ski patrol team extricated the patient to Iwikau Medical Centre where the doctor and nurse stabilised the man until he was handed over to the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter Intensive Care Paramedic.

The Greenlea Rescue Helicopter crew transported the patient to Palmerston North Hospital in a stable condition.

Image taken by – Pieter Jansen 

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