Mangakino man in serious condition | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Mangakino man in serious condition

On Friday morning the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the South Waikato township of Mangakino.

A local man was suffering from a serious medical event and required urgent medical assistance.

He was treated initially by the St John Ambulance crew who then transported him to a local park where the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter landed to then airlifted him to Waikato Hosptial for further treatment.

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