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STARS comes to the rescue in Hamiota

For the second time within nine days STARS air ambulance has served Westman, landing today, Oct. 12, in Hamiota at approximately 12:15 p.m.

They are on another life-saving mission.

“STARS-7 (Winnipeg) has been dispatched for an inter-facility transfer in the Hamiota area,” according to the air ambulance’s Twitter feed.

Upon landing at Hamiota, STARS provided medical equipment to a waiting ambulance before taking off to fuel up at Shoal Lake airport just 29 kms to the north. The helicopter returned for its patient who was brought from Hamiota hospital via ambulance and transferred to STARS. The helicopter was airborne by approximately 1:30 p.m.

On Oct. 3 STAR-7 rendezvoused with emergency services from Hamiota hospital care for and transport a 38-year-old male patient to HSC Winnipeg ER. The patient was in serious condition following an incident at Birdtail Sioux First Nations community. He sustained traumatic injuries consistent with an edged weapon, the helicopter service reported.

STARS medical rescue for serious incidents has become an important part of emergency medicine for Manitobans.