Truck driver winched to safety from Manawatu Gorge | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Truck driver winched to safety from Manawatu Gorge

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Manawatu Gorge this morning to assist emergency crews with the extraction of two people involved in a serious truck crash.

Emergency services set a staging area on the road in the Gorge for the helicopter to use.

Despite the strong wind and rain, the rescue helicopter crew winched a St John advanced paramedic into the site to assist with the extraction of the patients. One was winched from the truck cab, while the second patient from near the truck.

The patients were met by waiting ambulance crews at the helicopter landing site. At the time of retrieval their condition was unknown.


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