On Saturday the 4th of January, shortly after 10.30am the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Raetihi.
A gentleman in his 60’s was suffering from serve chest and back pain, he stabilised by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic and flown to Whanganui Hospital for treatment.
As the team was getting ready to depart from Whanganui they were tasked to an isolated stretch of Te Horo Beach in the Kapiti Region.
A woman in her 40’s was thrown from her horse, sustaining serious injuries. The St John Ambulance crew had managed to locate the woman on foot prior to the crew’s arrival and initially treated her for a possible femur and Pelvic Fracture.
The onboard Intensive Care Paramedic stabilized the woman and she was then flown to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.