Trapped in vehicle overnight | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Trapped in vehicle overnight

Early yesterday morning, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Jerusalem, in the Whanganui River Valley, where a local man in his 50’s had been found trapped in a vehicle that had crashed down a bank. It appears the injured man had been trapped in the vehicle overnight and was discovered the following morning by searching family members this morning.

Raetihi Fire Brigade responded to assist in the extraction of the patient from the vehicle and St John Ambulance dispatched a road ambulance to the scene. The patient was stabilised by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital in a stable condition.


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