Person flown to Dunedin Hospital after fall on the coast south of Dunedin
October 28, 2021
A rescue helicopter has flown a patient to Dunedin Hospital after they fell in a remote area of the Catlins, south of Dunedin.
At 2.38pm, the Rescue Coordination Centre New Zealand dispatched a Dunedin based rescue helicopter to respond to a distress beacon activation in the vicinity of Florence Hill, near Tautuku Bay in The Catlins.
A spokesperson said when the helicopter arrived, one patient required medical treatment after a fall and was then flown to Dunedin Hospital.
A police spokesperson said they received a report at 2.55pm that a personal locator beacon had been activated, but the RCCNZ was co-ordinating the response to the beacon activation.