Norsewood netballer suffers back injury | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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Norsewood netballer suffers back injury

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.

Palmerston-North-Rescue-Helicopter-at night

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