Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter crew kept busy | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter crew kept busy

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter carried out three missions on 23 December 2018.

The helicopter was first called at 12.30 pm to Eketahuna where a man had suffered a deep laceration to his leg.

He was treated at scene by the On-board Intensive Care Paramedic before being airlifted to Hutt Hospital for further assessment and treatment.  

The rescue team was returning to base when it spotted an accident scene which turned out to be the aftermath of a head on collision on SH1 at Te Horo.

No emergency services had reached the scene so the rescue helicopter landed to assist as the On-board Intensive Care Paramedic rendered immediate medical assistance to the injured parties was required.

One of the patients was flown to Palmerston North Hospital with leg and and head injuries.

Later in the evening, at approximately 7 pm, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched, along with the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter, to SH1 near Foxton for another head on motor vehicle collision.

Two patients, both with multiple injuries, were flown to Wellington Hospital by the respective helicopters for urgent and critcal medical assistance. 

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