At 2:15pm on Tuesday afternoon the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was alerted to a woman in her fifties experiencing a heart attack in Ngatea.
After eight minutes the on-duty flight crew was landed at Ngatea High School on the sports field.
The onboard Intensive Care Paramedic took over primary care of the patient from the local ambulance crew. Carefully monitoring her wellbeing during the flight back to Waikato Hospital.
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