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14-year-old rushed to hospital

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at approximately 11.30am this morning to Murupara to assist with a medical emergency.

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19 – 25 July Callouts for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

19 – 25 July 2015: An early afternoon mission to Mt. Ruapehu for an injured Swiss skier, in his 50’s who sustained head injuries following a fall. He was airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital. The second mission of the evening was a callout to a Wellington man with back injuries.

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