Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Quad bike accident in the Northern Wairarapa

Quad bike accident in the Northern Wairarapa

At about 6:30pm last evening (December 27) a Life Flight team responded to a quad bike accident in the Northern Wairarapa.

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

On our arrival we found a Wairarapa man in his 60’s who was suffering from fractured ribs and possible internal injuries after his quad bike rolled on a muddy hill.

The helicopter was able to land about 40 metres from the man but the extremely slippery and muddy hill made reaching the man difficult. Once he was assessed by our paramedic the man was winched into the Westpac Rescue Helicopter and flown to Wellington Hospital.

“Patches of low cloud made reaching the area difficult for our pilot and the mud at the scene made it very difficult for the entire team on scene” says Life Flight crewman Dave Greenberg. “The rescue itself took about 2.5 hours but it took well over 3 hours cleaning the inside of the helicopter”.


a very muddy cabin inside the helicopter. Photo: “Life Flight”.

The man was assessed and treated in the Emergency Department upon our arrival last evening and has been admitted to hospital.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Anzac Day:


Reshuffle: PM Announces Changes To Ministerial Portfolios

Prime Minister Bill English today announced the appointment of Gerry Brownlee as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nathan Guy as Minister of Civil Defence, Nikki Kaye as Minister of Education and Mark Mitchell as Minister of Defence.

The changes follow the resignations from Cabinet of Hekia Parata and Murray McCully.

In other changes Simon Bridges has been appointed Leader of the House and Nicky Wagner has been made Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration. More>>

 

Q+A Transcript: CTU Call For 'National Standards' On Wages

‘If you look at countries who do better than us, who pay wages better, who have more competitive industries, more successful economies, they have systems where there are national standards.’ More>>

ALSO:

Health Workers Respond: People's Mental Health Report Released

The People's Mental Health Review reinforces a recent YesWeCare.nz survey of 6,000 health workers, which found nine in 10 believe they don't have the staff or resources to deliver the care Kiwis need when they need it. More>>

ALSO:

More Mental Health:

Energy: Greens Launch Plan For Cheaper And Cleaner Electricity

$112 million for winter warm-up payments to help low-income households cover their power bills • setting a goal for 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030 (in average hydrological conditions) • an investigation into the electricity wholesale market. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Aged-Care Settlement

Until yesterday, a National government has always been the sworn enemy of women seeking justice in the workplace, in the face of gender-based pay discrimination. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news