The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter roundup 27 November – 3 December | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter roundup 27 November – 3 December

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew 8 missions during the period as follows:
Tuesday 29 November: A morning mission to properly near Taihape for a man in his 60’s with a medical emergency. He was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital. Later that afternoon the helicopter was sent to Te Horo for a man in his 70’s with a medical emergency. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.
Wednesday 30 November: An afternoon mission to Norsewood for a man in his 30’s involved in a motor vehicle accident. He sustained head injuries after his car came off the road. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.
Thursday 1 December: A morning mission to Raetihi for a man in his 80’s with a medical emergency. He was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital. Later that evening the rescue helicopter assisted in the search for a man in the Manawatu River. Following that the helicopter carried out an emergency transfer of a patient from Palmerston North Hospital to the Hutt Hospital for specialist treatment for burns injuries.
Saturday 3 December: A morning mission assisting Police in the search for a man in his 70’s missing overnight, after he failed to return after working in the forest near Jerusalem. He showed up safe later in the afternoon. Later that evening the rescue helicopter sent to Taihape after a man in his 50’s was injured in a quad bike accident. He was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.
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