Multiple Missions for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Multiple Missions for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

On Sunday, April 11, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attended to a job in Hawkes Bay for a male patient suffering a heart attack. The onboard crew assisted the patient and flew him to Wellington Hospital to receive specialised care.

Later that day, they were tasked to the Tongariro River for an injured kayaker who had sustained chest injuries. The patient was transported to an ambulance and taken to Taupo Hospital.

On Monday, April 12, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew to Taihape for a female patient who was suffering a reaction to a bee sting. She was taken to Whanganui Hospital.

That same day, they attended to a male patient who had suffered a leg injury following a logging incident. He was transported to Whanganui Hospital.

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