Unconscious man found in spa pool | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Unconscious man found in spa pool

An unconscious man found in a spa pool and a teenager injured while playing netball were just two of the six missions the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter completed during the period of June 20 to June 26 2016.

Monday, 20 June 2016

A midday mission to Waiouru for man in his 30’s with a medical emergency. He was stabilised on scene by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

An afternoon mission to Dannevirke for a teenage girl who suffered back injuries playing netball. She was transported to the Dannevirke Aerodrome by local St John Ambulance and then airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital in a stable condition.

The rescue helicopter was then dispatched to a rural address near Sanson, where a local woman had fallen from her horse and suffered serious injuries. The patient was stabilised at the scene by the onboard St John Ambulance Intensive Care Paramedic before being flown to Palmerston North Hospital in a serious condition. The mission was conducted using Night Vision Goggles.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

A morning mission to Otaki for a man in his 20’s, injured after he fell from a horse. He was stabilised on scene by St John paramedics and then flown to Palmerston North Hospital.

Friday, 24 June 2016

A midnight mission to Ohakune for a man in his 20’s found unconscious in a spa pool. He was stabilised on scene by St John paramedics before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital in a serious condition. The mission was conducted using Night Vision Goggles.

Saturday, 25 June 2016

An afternoon mission to Otaki for a woman in her 30’s with a medical emergency. She was stabilised on scene by St John paramedics and airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

An early morning mission to Pahiatua for a man in his 60’s with a medical emergency. He was stabilised on scene by St John paramedics and then airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital. The mission was flown by the crew using Night Vision Goggles.

Otaki Domain Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

Landing site at Otaki Domain

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