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Palmerston North Rescue Callout to Truck & Trailer Down Bank

Published: Thu 2 Nov 2017 09:02 AM
Callout to Truck & Trailer Down Bank
The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 5 pm on Wednesday 1 November to the western side of Puketoi Range, Paihiatua, where a truck and trailer had come off the road and gone down a 12-metre bank. NZ Police and NZ Fire had also been called to the scene.
The 73-year-old male driver had been ejected from the vehicle and suffered multi injuries. The man stabilised at the scene before being airlifted to Palmerston North Hospital for treatment.
Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island. Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. This crucial financial support ensures our rescue helicopters can continue to bring life-saving equipment, rescue personnel and trauma-trained medics directly to the patient. For further information about PSRT visit our website rescue.org.nz
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