Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter weekly round up May 8-14 2016 | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter weekly round up May 8-14 2016

It was a quieter week for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flying four missions over the period of May 8-14 2016.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

An afternoon mission to a property near Halcombe for a man in his 20’s, injured after he came off his motorbike while riding on a motocross track. He sustained leg and shoulder injuries and was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

Later that night, the rescue helicopter was sent to Raeitihi for a woman in her 70’s with a medical emergency. She was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

Monday, 9 May 2016

A morning mission to Jerusalem for a man in his 50’s who had been found trapped in a vehicle that had crashed down a bank. It appeared he had been trapped in the vehicle overnight and was discovered the following morning by family members who had been out searching for him. He was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

Friday,  13 May 2016

A late night mission for a 20-year old Waiouru woman who suffered a medical emergency. Due to weather the rescue helicopter met the road ambulance in Taihape, where she was transferred to the helicopter and airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.


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