On Wednesday morning the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whanganui Bay on the western side of Lake Taupo.
An overcast and foggy day, the flight took the crew just under 15 minutes to reach their destination.
A man in his 70’s was suffering from a medical emergency. The onboard Intensive Care Paramedic Rob Keating treated the patient at the scene before transporting to Taupo Hospital for further assessment.
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