Two medical emergency callouts | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two medical emergency callouts

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Ohakune on Saturday 12 August, at approximately 3.30 pm to a man in his 70’s suffering a serious medical event, who required urgent transport to hospital.

The man was stablised by the onboard paramedics and transported to Whanganui Hospital for further assessment.

The previous evening, at approximately 6.30 pm, the rescue helicopter was dispatched to Taoroa Junction, to a man in his 80’s suffering a medical emergency.

He was stabilised by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital for further assessment.


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