Medical emergency up the Whanganui River | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Medical emergency up the Whanganui River

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the bridge to Nowhere Lodge on the Whanganui River at around 8:30pm on Tuesday 17 January, for a man in his 70’s with a medical emergency.

He was stabilised by the on board St John Paramedic before being was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

The helicopter was dispatched due to the seriousness nature of the emergency and the remote location.


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