Rescue chopper flies twice to Sound

21:16, Jan 27 2013

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was called to the Portage Lodge in the Kenepuru Sound at 2am yesterday and transported a 5-year-old girl with breathing difficulties to Wairau Hospital.

They later flew to Raetihi Lodge also in the Kenepuru Sound, and flew a 71-year-old woman with a leg injury to Nelson Hospital.

Hospital staff could not be reached for an update on their conditions yesterday.

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