On Friday, shortly after 1pm the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Raetihi.
A 65-year-old male had been suffering from increasing abdominal pain throughout the day whilst at the local medical centre.
He received further treatment at the scene from the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital to received further medical treatment.
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