Woman airlifted to hospital | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Woman airlifted to hospital

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a location near Holcombe, on Thursday 11 November. Two people had been injured after it appears their car had left a gravel road, crashing through a fence and careering down a steep hill on farmland.
A 50-year-old woman was stabilised at the scene by the on-board St John Ambulance paramedic before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital for further treatment.

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