On Sunday the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was tasked to two different locations throughout the day – Raetihi and Dannevirke.
At 12.30pm the crew flew to Raetihi, where a young man had fractured his ribs while playing rugby in the backyard with his mates. The 20-year-old male sustained multiple rib fractures. He was treated at the scene before being flown to Whanganui Hospital.
Later that afternoon the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Dannevirke to a young man who had been involved in a motor vehicle accident the night before and was suffering from blurred vision as a result of a suspected head injury.
The young man was treated at the scene prior to being flown to Palmerston North hospital for observation.