On Monday evening the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was tasked to a mission to a Bideford farm.
A farmer was tending to stock up and around a hilly part of his property when his the quad bike began to slide down the hill sideways and eventually began to roll. The Farmer tried to jump clear but was collected by the quad as it rolled.
The Palmerston North crew were dispatched to scene however road access was impossible – they were directed to his location by his wife. The crew dispatched the Intensive Care Paramedic by means of a hover offload due to the steep terrain. The man had injuries to his left hip. The man was then carried down off the hill by stretcher and taken to Palmerston North Hospital for medical assistance and a subsequent hip operation.