Five skiers injured at Turoa Ski Field | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Five skiers injured at Turoa Ski Field

The Palmerton North Rescue Helicopter, Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter, and the Greenlea Helicopter were all dispatched to Turoa Ski Field in the late afternoon on Saturday.

A number of people had sustained injuries due to blocks of ice falling from a building. It was reported that the people concerned heard a crack, then a rumble as the ice and snow partially buried them. Bystanders and staff dug the people out and they received treatment at the Turoa Medical Centre prior to the arrival of the rescue helicopters.

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter took a patient to Whanganui Hospital who had sustained a compound fracture to the tibia/fibula. The Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter and the Greenlea Helicopter airlifted a patient each to Waikato Hospital in serious condition.


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