Glass plate shatterers, injuring 80 year-old | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Glass plate shatterers, injuring 80 year-old

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Dannevirke to a man in his 80’s who had dropped a glass plate on his foot.

The plate had shattered and a piece of the plate punctured his foot and nicked his artery. Initially, the man was treated by St John Ambulance staff who applied a tourniquet to stop the bleeding.

The man was overseen by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic whilst being flown to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.

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