Broken leg for Turoa Skier | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Broken leg for Turoa Skier

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Turoa Ski Field at 11am on Sunday morning.

A male in his 40 took a fall whilst out skiing on the mountain at Turoa Ski Field. The male managed to break his lower left leg and was assessed by onboard Intensive Care Paramedic.

The patient required immediate transport to Palmerston North hospital for further care.

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