Man critical after suffering medical emergency | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Man critical after suffering medical emergency

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a remote property near Whanarua Bay at 9.30am on the 7th October.

A 60 year old local man had become very unwell during the night with a serious medical condition.

He was stabilised by Te Kaha Prime Dr & Nurse and medics before being flown to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.

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