Palmerston North Crew to Raetihi | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

COVID 19 – UPDATE FROM YOUR RESCUE HELICOPTER

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Palmerston North Crew to Raetihi

On Thursday morning the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Raetihi.

A man in his sixties was suffering from serious chest pain. The man was treated at the scene by onboard Intensive Care Paramedic and flown to Whanganui Hospital for further treatment.

Due to poor weather, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter had to fly to Raetihi via state highway 4, the Parapara Road. The slip closing SH4 featured below.

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