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Multiple callouts for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to single motor vehicle accident on 4.30pm Thursday 26 October, on Motuiti Rd, Foxton.
The 51-year-old female driver was trapped in her vehicle after hitting a power pole. The power company was called to the scene to disconnect the power, and the woman was extracted from her vehicle by the NZ Fire team.
She was stabilised at the scene by paramedics, before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital for treatment.
On returning to base, the rescue helicopter was then dispatched to Danniverke Aerodrome for an emergency patient transfer. A woman in her 50’s was suffering a serious medical emergency that required urgent medical treatment and was flown on a rapid-response flight to Palmerston North Hospital.
Then in the early hours of Friday 27 October, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched once again, this time to the Levin Medical Centre for a woman in her 40’s suffering a medical emergency.
Due to the severity of the woman’s condition, she was flown to Palmerston North Hospital for specialist treatment.

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