Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter round-up – 30 August – 10 September | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter round-up – 30 August – 10 September

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew 7 missions during the period as follows:

Wednesday 30 August: A midday mission to Moawhango for a man in his 20’s injured in a fall from a horse. He was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

Friday 1 September: An afternoon patient transfer from New Plymouth to Palmerston North for a patient requiring specialist treatment.

Immediately after the rescue helicopter was sent to an area near Parakino, north of Whanganui for a man with leg injuries sustained in a fall down a steep hill. Due to his location the rescue helicopter utilised the rescue hoist to insert the on board Intensive Care Paramedic to stabilise the patient and prepare him for extraction.

They were then both extracted from the scene using the hoist and then airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

Saturday 2 September: An afternoon mission to Dannevirke for a man in his 20’s injured in a motor vehicle accident involving a motorbike and a car. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

Sunday 3 September: An afternoon mission to Foxton Beach for a man in his 40’s injured in a beach buggy accident. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

Monday 4 September: A morning mission to Hunterville for a man in his 50’s with a medical emergency. He was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

Wednesday 6 September: A morning mission to Waiouru for a 1-year-old boy with a medical emergency. He was airlifted, along with his Mum, to Whanganui Hospital.

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