The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter weekly round-up for 29 August to 4 September | Philips Search and Rescue Trust


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The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter weekly round-up for 29 August to 4 September

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew four missions over the last week.

Tuesday 30 August: A morning mission to Otaki for a woman injured after a collision with a car while riding her bicycle. She was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital in a stable condition.
Thursday 1 September: A morning mission to Dannevirke for a 50-year-old man with a medical emergency. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.
Later that night the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Levin for a second 50-year-old man  with a medical emergency. He was transported to Wellington Hospital for specialist care.
Saturday 3 September: A morning mission to a property near Marton for a woman injured in a quad bike accident> She sustained leg injuries and was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter on a rural property near Raetihi

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