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Callout to injured teen at Tutuwai Hut

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Fuseworks Media
Fuseworks Media

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched at 7 pm on Thursday 7 December to the Tutuwai Hut, in the Taraua Ranges, where a 14-year-old male had sustained an injury.

The teen had injured his ankle in pools 2km from the hut. He was carried back to the hut and treated by first aiders on site. He was airlifted to Masterton Hospital for further 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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