The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Waiouru, State Highway 1 on Sunday 1 July just before 9 am, to a car left that had left the road in icy conditions, 5km north of Waiouru township.
A road ambulance on scene transported the two woman and child to the Waiouru Military Camp Helipad. They were treated by the onboard paramedic before being transported to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.
Later that day, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to a man in his 60’s who had injured himself whilst skiing at Turoa. He was treated at the Medical Centre before being transported to Ohakune to meet the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter. This was due to low cloud developing at the helipad on the mountain.
The man was treated by the onboard paramedic before being transported to Whanganui Hospital for further assessment.