Palmerston North weekly round up | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Palmerston North weekly round up

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew six missions during the first week of May

Sunday, May 1 2016

 An afternoon mission to a property near Waverley for a woman in her 20’s who sustained head injuries in a fall from a horse. She was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

Wednesday, May 4 2016

 An afternoon mission to pick up a man in his 20’s from Ohakea after he suffered burns to his leg. He was airlifted to Hutt Hospital for specialist treatment.

Thursday, May 5 2016

A morning mission to Akitio for a woman in her 20’s suffering a medical emergency. She was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital. Immediately after the rescue  helicopter was sent to State Highway 1, north of Taihape for a motor vehicle accident. A man in his 70’s sustained multiple injuries and was also airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

Saturday, May 7 2016

A morning mission to a property near Akitio for a man in his 50’s with an eye injury after he was hit by a shotgun pellet. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital. Shortly after the rescue helicopter was sent to Taihape for a man in his 90’s with a foot injury. He was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

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