Young 7 year old boy transported to Starship Hospital | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Young 7 year old boy transported to Starship Hospital

On Thursday the Westpac Air Ambulance transported a young 7-year-old boy who had an accident at school and had a suspected spinal fracture.

He was airlifted by a Lowe Corporation Rescue Helicopter from Foxton to Napier where PSR met the patient and crew.

The team took the young boy and his dad from Napier to Auckland Airport where they were meet by road ambulance to take them to Starship Hospital.

The team on the flight Josh Theobald > Captain, Ricky Beddoe > Frist Officer, Permal Samy > Flight Nurse, Simon Burrows > Intensive Care Paramedic, and Paul B > HEMS Doctor.


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