The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Ohakune on Thursday 9 February, at around 9.30 am after a man in his 20’s sustained a leg injury in an accident involving farm machinery. He was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.
On Friday 10 February at around 7am, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Levin, to a woman in her 30’s who had sustained an injury to her hand while working. She was stabilised by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Hutt Hospital for specialist treatment.
The helicopter was dispatched due to the nature of the injuries and the distance to hospital.