The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter roundup for 14 – 26 November | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

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The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter roundup for 14 – 26 November

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew 10 missions during the period. The missions are as follows:
Tuesday 15 November: An afternoon mission to Hawera for a man in his 40’s with a medical emergency. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital in a serious condition.
Saturday 19 November: An afternoon mission to a motorbike accident on the Napier/Taihape Road near Moawhango. A man in his 50’s sustained leg injuries after he came off his bike and slid into a farm fence. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.
Sunday 20 November: A morning mission to Pahiatua for a man in his 50’s with a medical emergency. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital. Later that evening the rescue helicopter was sent Levin for a motor vehicle accident. The patient, a teenage girl, was stabilised by St John Paramedics before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.
Monday 21 November: A morning mission to Taihape for a woman in her 60’s with a medical emergency. She was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.
Wednesday 22 November: An early morning mission to Raetihi for a woman in her 40’s with a medical emergency. She was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital. The mission was completed with the aid of Night Vision Goggles. Later that afternoon the rescue helicopter dispatched by the Police to the Ruahine Ranges where a woman in her 50’s was injured and unable to walk out. She was located by the helicopter with the assistance of a Police Search and Rescue member and then assessed by a St John Paramedic before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.
Thursday 24 November: An afternoon mission to a property near Apiti for a woman in her 60’s injured in a fall. She was stabilised by St John Paramedics before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.
Friday 25 November: A morning mission to Taihape for a teenage boy with a medical emergency. He was airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.
Saturday 26 November: An evening mission to a motor vehicle accident near Waimarama involving two vehicles. Local Fire brigades were on scene to assist with the extraction of patients who were stabilised by St John Paramedics. The helicopter then transported a man in his 20’s with abdominal injuries to Hastings Hospital.
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