Locator Beacon Search in the Tararua Ranges | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Locator Beacon Search in the Tararua Ranges

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Tararua Ranges on December 30 after a distress beacon had been set off by a solo tramper feeling unwell.

After locating the patient the Intensive Care Paramedic (ICP) was hover off loaded and helped get the patient to the landing site. Both were hover onloaded and transported to a local hut to land and assess. ICP diagnosed a serious cardiac issue and patient was immediately transported to Palmerston North Hospital for treatment.


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