Chopper to rescue of pair
The Nelson Marlborough Rescue helicopter flew two missions to the Marlborough Sounds yesterday.
The first callout was to Bulwer, in the Marlborough Sounds, at 11am to a 35-year-old woman who had back-spinal pain. She was treated both on scene and on board by a St John intensive care paramedic and flown to Nelson Hospital.
The second callout was at 4.18pm to St Omer in the Kenepuru Sound to a 59-year-old man who had fallen and injured himself while tree cutting.
Due to the location and terrain the on-board intensive care paramedic had to be winched into the scene. The man was then winched on board and flown to Wairau Hospital.
The Marlborough Express