The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Kohitere Forest, east of Levin, at around 10am on Saturday 22 April for a man in his 30’s injured after he fell while mountain biking. He sustained ankle injuries and was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital in a stable condition.
Later that afternoon the rescue helicopter was sent to Riversdale Beach after a man in his 70’s sustained injuries after getting his leg caught in between his boat and its trailer. He airlifted to Wellington Hospital.
On Sunday 23 April, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Raetihi for a woman in her 50’s with a medical emergency. She was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.