Rescue mission to Raetihi | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Rescue mission to Raetihi

On Thursday afternoon the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Raetihi for a male in his 60’s.

The man was suffering from severe abdominal pain. He was treated by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic who able to provide pain relief and stabilised the man.

He was flown to the Whanganui Hospital for further medical attention.

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