Medics learn sea rescue skills

New Zealand intensive care paramedics prep for offshore and coastal emergencies

By Hannah Norton
The Northern Advocate

WHANGAREI, New Zealand — Whether it's an emergency on land, air or sea, Northland St John paramedics are the people to count on when the chips are down.

And now some intensive care paramedics will be better equipped to deal with offshore and coastal emergency situations thanks to a new training partnership.

Five St John Flight Intensive Care paramedics working aboard the Northland Emergency Services Trust (NEST) rescue helicopters are aiming for their Surf Lifeguard Award - formerly the bronze surf medallion - in order to become better rescue swimmers.

Read Full Story: Course helps medics with sea rescue skills


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