The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter attended three missions on Friday 13th November.
The crew was tasked to a man in his 30’s who had thrown petrol on a fire and burnt his hands and face. He was treated at the scene before being transported to Whanganui Hospital.
Later on the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter responded to Nichols Hut in the Tararua Ranges for a Personal Locator Beacon activation. Unfortunately due to a bank of cloud on the western side of the ranges, the helicopter was not able to get to the hut. The team at Life Flight Wellington was called in to fly the eastern side, managing to insert a SAR team below the hut.
Following this, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was tasked to Otaki to a man in his 60’s who had suffered from a heart attack. He was stabilised at the scene before being flown to Wellington Hospital.
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