Sun, Mar 05, 2006
The Wellington based
Westpac Rescue Helicopter rescued an injured woman from Kapiti
Island last (Saturday) night.
The 79 year old Australia tourist was staying at the hostel on the
Island and was injured in a fall. Her husband, a retired GP,
identified her injury as serious and raised the alarm.
Rough seas made rescue by boat inappropriate so the Westpac Rescue
Helicopter, with a Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic onboard, was
dispatched around 7:45 pm.
"Luckily most of the bad weather had already blown through" says
Westpac Rescue Helicopter pilot Harry Stevenson.
"The winds around Wellington Airport were still around 30/35
knots (55/65 kph) but it was a bit calmer at Kapiti".
The helicopter was able to land near the hostel. Once there the WFA
paramedic found that Kapiti Island staff and other travellers had
the patient well prepared and once she was assessed she was put in
the helicopter for the 15 minute flight to Wellington Hospital.
The woman arrived at hospital at about 8:40 pm and after being
treated in the Emergency Department she was admitted to hospital
where she is currently listed in a stable condition.
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