Busy week for rescue helicopter

Last updated 09:43 07/07/2014

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The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter crew had a reasonably busy week.

On Thursday they undertook a late-night flight to Taihape, where a woman with an emergency maternity condition was first flown to Palmerston North Hospital before being taken to Wellington Hospital.

The next evening they made their way into the Ruahine Range, where a Hamilton woman had become exhausted tramping.

The helicopter crew got the woman out and took her to Palmerston North Hospital.

On Saturday, they attended a car crash near Feilding. They took the sole passenger to Palmerston North Hospital.

The crew undertook a training sortie with Palmerston North police's Search and Rescue squad and St John staff on Monday, and did night-vision goggle training on Tuesday.

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- Manawatu Standard


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