Seven missions for chopper
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.