Rescue Helicopter flies far and wide

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew an 8-year-old to hospital on Sunday.
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The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew an 8-year-old to hospital on Sunday.

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter flew far and wide on recent rescue missions.

On Sunday afternoon, it was called to Raetihi, west of Waiouru, when an 8-year-old boy suffered a medical emergency.

The boy and his mother were flown to Whanganui Hospital.

On Wednesday afternoon, a man in his 70s was flown to Palmerston North Hospital. He was injured while riding a quad bike on a rural property near Papatawa, north of Woodville.

And a woman in her 70s was flown from Ranana, up the Whanganui River, to Whanganui Hospital after a medical emergency on Tuesday morning.

The helicopter was dispatched on a "late night mission" the previous Friday to collect a Porangahau boy in another medical emergency. The teenager and his mother were flown to Palmerston North Hospital.

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