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Helicopter transports a Patient from a Boating Accident

Wellington Westpac Rescue Helicopter transports a Patient from a Boating Accident in the Marlborough Sounds

The Wellington Based Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called to Waikawa Bay in the Marlborough sounds today at 10:00am 10th Dec 10.

A 49yr old female from Australia was about to go swimming in the sounds and when she hoped off the back of the boat she was struck by the propeller. She suffered lacerations to both of her legs and a possible fracture to one leg. The people on the boat administered first aid on the way back to Waikawa Bay.

The Helicopter responded to with a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic on board.

On arrival of the helicopter the boat was at the wharf and the Picton Ambulance staff were on the vessel treating the patient.

The patient was flown to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where she is being treated for her injuries.

ENDS

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