Rescue mission to Cape Palliser | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Rescue mission to Cape Palliser

In the early afternoon on Sunday, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Cape Palliser near the Pinnacles.

A woman in her 70’s had slipped on the walking track and fractured her ankle. Fire and Emergency New Zealand were able to access her with the use of a 4wd vehicle and brought her to a nearby riverbed where the helicopter had landed.

The patient was treated at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic and then flown to Masterton Hospital for further medical attention.

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