Injured Tramper Rescued | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Injured Tramper Rescued

On Thursday, February 18th, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was tasked to assist a female tramper who had slipped on a remote walking track on the East Coast of Whareama, injuring their ankle.

Fortunately, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter we were able to land on the side of the track and provided rapid care for the patient.

After a short carry down the hill, the patient was transported to Wairarapa Hospital for further treatment.


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