On Wednesday afternoon the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Crew was tasked to Otaki. Ōtaki is a town in the Kapiti Coast District of the North Island of New Zealand, situated halfway between the capital city Wellington, 70 km to the southwest, and Palmerston North.
An elderly woman was found lying in her home unresponsive. Once at the scene, the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic quickly tended to the lady.
The patient was transported to Wellington ED to receive immediate medical attention.
We here at the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter have a policy of keeping the media informed of our work. We do this as a service to the media and in an effort to raise our profile with the public to assist with our fundraising campaigns. Our service is only possible because of sponsor support and donations. We appreciate seeing our name in any stories utilising information supplied by us.