Beacone search and motor vehicle accident | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Beacone search and motor vehicle accident

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was tasked by the Rescue Coordination Centre to the Ruahine Ranges near Rangiwahia Hut, on Saturday 18 April at around 8pm. after a personal locator beacon activation belonging to two hunters.
The rescue helicopter carried out a search, but due to cloud in the area were unable to locate the party. The rescue helicopter then inserted LandSAR members close to the beacon location to carry out a ground search. The ground team located the party and they were extracted then next morning.
The following morning the rescue helicopter was dispatched to State Highway 4 near Parakino for a man in his 20’s injured in a motor vehicle accident.
The car had come off the road and down a hill and was spotted by a passing ambulance. The man sustained head injuries and was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

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