The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Hunterville on Friday at 7.00pm, to airlift a woman in her 40’s who sustained multiple bites after she was attacked by a dog.
The patient was transported by road to a nearby rugby ground, where the local fire brigade had secured a landing site for the rescue helicopter.
The woman was stabilised by St John paramedics before being flown to Palmerston North Hospital. The mission was conducted with the aid of Night Vision Goggles.
The rescue helicopter was tasked due to the nature of the injuries and the distance from the nearest hospital.