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busy time for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched on Friday 20 July to Mt Ruapehu to a male in his 50's who had fallen and suffered an injury to his back.

He stablised by the onboard paramedic before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital for further assessment.

The previous day, the rescue helicopter had been dispatched to Mt Ruapehu at just before 4 pm, to airlift a 14-year-old female and a 15-year-old male who required hospital treatment.

Both patients stabilised by the onboard paramedic and were transported to Whanganui Hospital for further assessment.

Last that evening, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched again. This time to Ohakune for a male in his 60's who was experiencing a medical emergency that required hospital treatment. The man was stablised by the onboard paramedic before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital for further assessment.


Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient. For further information about PSRT visit our website rescue.org.nz

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