In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Whanganui for a 72-year old female who had woke up experiencing chest pain.
Once at the scene St John provided medical aid, realising the patient required immediate transportation to Wellington Hospital.
The weather conditions were poor, however, the patient was delivered to Wellington Hospital and rushed to surgery.
The crew remained in Wellington for approximately an hour before the weather decided to clear for a safe return back to the Palmerston North Base.
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