Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attends farm vehicle rollover | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attends farm vehicle rollover

In cloudy and windy conditions The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched via 111 to Makuri on the eastern side of Pahiatua. The mission was to locate a farm vehicle which had rolled off a track throwing one person clear and trapping another.

Access was difficult due to the terrain and road based emergency services, Fire and Ambulance, could not get to the patients. The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter located the accident scene after a short search and was able to land nearby.

The two patients were assessed as having moderate injuries. Due to there being two patients another Rescue Helicopter from a different region had also been dispatched to the scene.

A young woman was trapped by the legs of the All Terrain Vehicle and the other occupant was lying nearby having been thrown clear. The woman was released by the Helicopter crew and her injuries were treated prior to be flown to the Palmerston North Hospital. The other Rescue Helicopter arrived on scene shortly after and treated and transported the second patient, a man in his 50’s to Palmerston North Hospital with a suspected fractured Pelvis.

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