Chopper called to assist after women fall

A 69-year-old woman was taken to Wellington Hospital in a serious condition after a fall in Golden Bay last night.

The Nelson Marlborough Rescue Helicopter was called to the incident about 8.40pm in Takaka, where the woman sustained serious injuries as a result of a fall.

Using night vision goggles the helicopter pilot flew her directly to Wellington.

During the return flight the rescue helicopter crew responded to another job at 11pm at Anatori River on the West Coast, where a 62-year-old woman had sustained moderate arm injuries from a fall.

She was treated at the scene by an onboard paramedic, before being transported to Nelson Hospital.


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