Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter mission round-up for 14 – 20 August | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter mission round-up for 14 – 20 August

It’s been a busy week for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter.

Sunday 14 August: An afternoon mission to Otaki for a man in his 60’s with a medical emergency. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

Monday 15 August:  An afternoon mission to Otaki for a woman injured in a fall from a horse. She sustained head injuries and was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

Tuesday 16 August: An early evening mission to Waiouru for a teenager with injuries to his hand which he had caught in a door. He was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

Wednesday 17 August: A midday mission to Dannevirke for a woman in her 60’s with a medical emergency. She was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

Thursday 18 August: An afternoon mission to Ranana for a teenage girl injured in a fall. She was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital. Later that night the helicopter was tasked to assist in a search for a missing tramper in the Tararua Ranges.

Friday 19 August: A continuation of the previous nights search and assisting search team insertion into the Tararua Ranges.

Saturday 20 August: An afternoon mission to Ohakune for a woman in her 40’s with a medical emergency. She was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

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