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Medical emergencies in Mataikona and Taihape

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Mataikona at 5.30pm on 27 December.

A man in his 40’s had suffered a heart attack. He was treated at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being airlifted to Wellington Hospital for further treatment.  

The rescue team were dispatched again at around 11pm to Taihape to a man, in his 70’s, who was suffering a medical event.

He was treated at scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being airlifted to Whanganui Hospital for further assessment.  

 

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