Seven missions for chopper

Last updated 08:57 28/07/2014

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It was a busy week for the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter, with seven missions.

A man was injured after a run-in with a cow in Dannevirke last Monday. He was flown to Palmerston North in a serious condition.

There was a mission to Flemington where a man was injured after being hit by a bull on Wednesday. He was flown to Palmerston North.

A mission to Ohakune was for a man injured in a skiing accident on Thursday.

He was flown to Palmerston North in a stable condition.

The helicopter was also sent to Papanui Junction where a woman was injured while collecting firewood. She was flown to Whanganui.

A morning mission to Ranana for a woman suffering medical emergency took place on Friday. She was taken to Whanganui. Later, the helicopter was sent to Ohakune for a man injured skiing.

He was flown to Whanganui Hospital in a serious but stable condition.

There was a beacon search after a tramper was injured in a Ruahine Range fall on Saturday. The woman quickly found, winched aboard, and taken to Palmerston North.

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- Manawatu Standard

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