Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Round-Up 5 – 13 November | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter Round-Up 5 – 13 November

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew 4 missions during this period. The missions are as follows:
Wednesday 9 November – A morning mission assisting Police SAR for a search in the Tararua Ranges for a tramper who was overdue. The tramper had lost her pack the previous day but was able to walk out later that afternoon. Later that evening the rescue helicopter was sent to Taihape for a 40-year-old man who had sustained leg injuries in a fall from a motorbike in a paddock. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.
Thursday 10 November –  An afternoon mission to a location near Holcombe where two peopled had been injured when their car left a gravel road crashing through a fence and down a steepish hill on farmland. A 50-year-old woman sustained multiple injuries and was stabilised at the scene by St John Paramedics before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.
Friday 11 November –  An afternoon mission to a rural property at Putara, west of Eketahuna for a toddler that had collapsed. The on-board St John Ambulance Intensive Care Paramedic stabilised the child before she was airlifted along with her mother to Palmerston North Hospital for specialist care.

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