On Friday the Hamilton based Waikato Westpac Rescue helicopter was tasked on 2 missions.
The first was to the Waipa Valley at approximately 1330 (East of Te Kuiti) to a 47 year old local male suffering form a cardiac event. He was airlifted to Waikato Hospital for treatment.
On the back of the 1st mission the helicopter was immediately tasked on a second to Thames Hospital by the Waikato ICU team. A 62 year old local woman was suffering from a serious medical event and required extraction to Waikato for specialist treatment.