At 11.30am on Monday morning the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter (Air 2) was tasked to Te Aroha.
The crew landed at the scene after a 20-minute flight from the Waikato Hospital. The crew picked a medically unwell 68-year old male suffering from a serious medical event.
He was airlifted to Waikato Hospital to receive immediate medical attention.
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