Herbertville, Paihiatua and Levin missions | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

COVID 19 – UPDATE FROM YOUR RESCUE HELICOPTER

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Herbertville, Paihiatua and Levin missions

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Herbertville yesterday at approximately 8am.

A male, in his 60’s, was injured while out boating.

He was treated at scene by the onboad Intensive Care Paramedic and was airlifted to the Palmerston North Hospital for further assessment.

At 12.30pm the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Paihiatua to a gentleman who had suffered a medical event.

The patient, a man in his 80’s, was treated at scene by the onboad Intensive Care Paramedic before being airlifted to the Palmerston North Hospital for further assessment.

The rescue team where once again called out at 2.40pm to Levin where a young boy had an accident at school.

He required immediate transport to Lower Hutt Hospital.

 

 

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