Remote coastal retrieval | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Remote coastal retrieval

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Herbertville on the East Coast shortly after lunchtime on Saturday.

A woman in her 50’s had slipped and broken her ankle on a remote part of the coast near Cape Turnagain. The woman was trying to get a close look at the fur seal colony located down on the rocks.

The woman was treated at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being flown to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.

Pictured below: The furry seal colony, getting some sun on the rocks.

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