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Life Flight winches injured diver off rocks

Life Flight winches injured diver off rocks

At Approx 10.00am this morning a Life Flight team was responded to Robin Hood Bay near Port Underwood in the Marlborough Sounds to a diver who had sustained injuries after falling on rocks.

Life Flight responded with a Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic onboard the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

The paramedic needed to be winched onto an outcrop of rocks to attend to the patient, a South Island man in his mid 50’s. After stabilizing an injured leg they were both winched back into the helicopter. The patient was then flown to Wairau Hospital in Blenheim, where he is being further assessed for moderate leg injuries.

The Life Flight Trust is a charity providing air rescue and air ambulance services. It operates the Wellington based Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a national air ambulance service. It relies on support from the public and sponsorship from partners such as Westpac to provide these services. Further information can be obtained from www.lifeflight.org.nz

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