On Thursday the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Raetihi, on the way the crew encountered low cloud and fog which required an alternate flight plan to get to Raetihi.
A 78-year-old man Raetihi man had slipped and fallen in the shower. The man had some underlying health conditions which had contributed to his fall. He was treated on scene by Intensive Care Paramedic – Dewet prior to being flown to Palmerston North Hospital.
On return, the crew decided it would be best to airlift the patient to Palmerston North Hospital instead of Whanganui due to poor weather conditions.