Shortly before midnight, the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter crew were called out to a roadside retrieval for a 3-year-old boy with a life-threatening cardiac condition.
The boy was being transported to hospital by his parents when his condition deteriorated significantly; the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to meet the family en route.
The boy and his mother were picked up in Te Uku and airlifted through to Waikato Hospital for immediate medical care.
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