Life Flight transports an Injured Horse Rider from the Wairarapa Coast
At approximately 11:00am this this morning the Life Flight Trust was responded to the Wairarapa Coast to a horse rider
who had fallen off her horse.
Life Flight responded in the Westpac Rescue Helicopter with a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic on board.
The female horse ride in her 60s had been riding her horse when it got spooked by something and threw her off landing
heavily on her back.
The Helicopter was able to land in the paddock 50m from where the patient was laying. The patient was then flown to
Masterton Hospital Emergency Department with minor injuries.
The Life Flight Trust is a charity providing air rescue and air ambulance services. It operates the Wellington based
Westpac Rescue Helicopter and a nationwide air ambulance service. It relies on support from the public and sponsorship
from partners such as Westpac to provide these services. Further information can be obtained from www.lifeflight.org.nz