Castle Point Rescue

westpac helicolpter  pilotWoman saved after being washed off rocks

By Alan Tristram

The Life Flight Trust Westpac helicopter was called to Castle Point on the Wairarapa Coast at approximately 1.45pm on Saturday, after a woman was washed off the rocks.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter with a Wellington Free Ambulance Paramedic on board was called after the woman was washed off rocks in a notoriously spot. 

The Wellington woman, who is in her 40’s, was on holiday at Castle Point, and was walking along the rocks with family members when she was washed into the sea by a wave. The area the woman was washed from is often used by fisherman.

“After being washed on and off the rocks by the surge two or three times she was able to scramble out of the water with assistance from family and bystanders, ” says rescue helicopter crewman Colin Larsen.

“It was fortunate that she did not sustain more severe injuries,he says.”

Off-duty paramedics helped treat the woman until an ambulance crew from Masterton and the helicopter arrived.

She was flown to Wellington Hospital in the helicopter with what are described as ‘moderate injuries.’