The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Dannevirke just after 12am on Wednesday morning.
A male in his 60’s was showing signs of an oncoming heart attack, the patient needed to be transported to Wellington Hospital for medical attention.
The weather was proving a challenge for the crew as they experienced rough gusts of wind up to 50-80knts. The visibility and cloud levels were low. it was decided that the helicopter would land in Levin due to poor weather conditions.
An ambulance met the team at the Levin Medical Centre and the patient was then transported by road from Levin to Wellington.