The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Dannevirke on Tuesday afternoon for a Norsewood teenager who suffered back injuries playing netball.
The patient was transported to the Dannevirke Aerodrome by local St John Ambulance and then airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital in a stable condition.
On completion of the mission, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to a rural address near Sanson to assist a local woman injured who fell from a horse. The patient was stabilised at the scene by the onboard St John Ambulance Intensive Care Paramedic before being flown to Palmerston North Hospital in a serious condition. The mission was flown by the crew using Night Vision Goggles.