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The Life Flight Trust transports a Patient from Te Whiti south of Masterton

Friday 18 November 2011, 11:29PM
By Life Flight Trust
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MASTERTON

At 2:00pm this Afternoon the Life Flight Trust responded to Te Whiti south of Masterton to a 61yr old female.

Life Flight responded with a Wellington Free Paramedic on board the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

The Helicopter was able to land in a paddock next to the patient.

The patient who was on a school trip had been walking up a small bank when she fell and sliced her leg open on small post in the grass.

On arrival of the helicopter, the patient was being treated by a local Ambulance Crew.

The Patient was suffering from a large cut to her lower leg.

The patient was flown to Wellington Hospital Emergency Department where she is being treated for her 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 national 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