Helicopter crash near Raetihi | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Helicopter crash near Raetihi

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched a helicopter crash near Makakahi, north west of Raetihi, on Sunday 19 February at approximately 9:30am.

The on-board St John Paramedic was inserted to the scene using the rescue hoist to stabilise the patient. They were then both extracted from the scene via the rescue hoist and the patient was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

The helicopter was called due to the remote location and nature of the injuries.

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