Two callouts to Herbertville Beach | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two callouts to Herbertville Beach

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Herbertville Beach at midday on Saturday 4 November, to the scene of a motorbike accident.

A 29-year-old male had suffered multiple injuries after crashing his motorbike while trying to avoid an obstacle. The patient was stablised at the scene before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital for treatment.

The rescue helicopter was dispatched to Herbertville Beach again around 2.15 pm, this time for a man in his 40’s, who had hit a drain on his motorbike while riding alongside the beach.

The man had suffered multiple injuries and was transported to Palmerston North Hospital for treatment.

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