Missions flown for medical emergency and road crash | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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Missions flown for medical emergency and road crash

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Rangiwahia at approximately 11.30am on 15 October.

A male, in his 70’s, had suffering a medical emergency.

The patient was treated at the scene by the onboard Paramedic and then airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital for further assessment.

The helicopter was again dispatched at 4pm to SH1, 1km North of Bulls to a motor vehicle accident.

The patient, a female in her 50’s, was treated at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic.  Due to the type of injury the patient was then moved to Palmerston North Hospital, by road, for further assesment.

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