The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter responded to three callouts on Monday throughout the day.
The first callout was around 11.45am to a motor vehicle crash that took place between Shannon and Levin involving two vehicles. The team helped assist Fire and Emergency New Zealand with the extraction of a 50-year-old woman who was the driver in one vehicle. She was stabilised on the scene and flown to Wellington Hosptial for further medical treatment.
The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Field Hut in the Tararua Ranges around 4pm to look for a woman in her 30’s who had become hypothermic while running the track. Due to the cloud in the area, it was not possible to search the track so a SAR team member was inserted in below the cloud line to walk the track. She was located and provided medical assistance.
The team was tasked with a transfer from Palmerston North to Wellington on Monday evening. A woman in her 70’s had suffered a serious heart attack and required urgent medical attention to undergo an emergency procedure. She was transferred to Wellington Hospital immediately.