Teenager injured in Taihape horse fall | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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Teenager injured in Taihape horse fall

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Taihape on Sunday morning around 11:30am after a 15-year-old girl was injured after a fall from a horse at an event.

She was stabilised on scene by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital. The helicopter was dispatched due to the distance involved and the nature of her injuries.

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