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Busy weekend for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Crew

It was a busy weekend for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter, with multiple missions that kept the crew in the air.

On Friday 17 August, just before 4 pm, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to State Highway One, 3km south of Sanson, where two cars had collided.

The drive of the one if the vehicles, a man in his 40’s, was trapped in his vehicle with multiple injuries. He was extricated from the vehicle the Palmerston North, Rongotea and Bulls Fire Brigades.

The man was treated at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic. Once he was stablised, he was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was back in the air the following morning, at 9.30 am, this time to the East Coast township of Porangahau, to a man in his 60’s who was suffering from an acute medical condition.

Prior to the arrival of the rescue helicopter, the man was treated by paramedics, who then transported him the local helipad.

He was given futher treatment by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being airlifted to Hawkes Bay Hospital for further treatment.

Later that day, at approximately 2 pm, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to State Highway 2, at the northern end of Dannevirke, to a motor vehicle crash.

The sole occupant of one of the vehicles, a woman in her 50’s, was trapped in her vehicle and extricated by the Dannevirke Fire Brigade.

The woman was treated at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic. Once stabilised she was airlifted to the Palmerston North Hospital.

At 9 pm, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Herbertville, to an 18-year-old man who had sustained an injury as a result of a fall.

He was treated at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being airlifted to the Masterton Hospital for further treatment.

Philips Rescue Helicopters, Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter, Palmerston North, Wednesday 10 May 2017. Photo: Stephen Barker/Barker Photography.©Philips Search & Rescue Trust

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