Waihi Beach medical emergency | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Waihi Beach medical emergency

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Waihi Beach on Thursday 20 April, where a 53-year-old Katikati woman had suddenly become unwell with a serious condition.

The woman was stabilised by St John paramedics before being flown to Waikato Hospital in a serious condition.

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