Medical emergency in Putaruru | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Medical emergency in Putaruru

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to the Waikato township of Putaruru at approximately 11am on Wednesday 28 December, to attend a serious medical event.

The NZ Fire Service set up a landing zone in a paddock next to the house where the event occurred.

The 81-year-old man was attended by a St John Intensive Care Paramedic, carried onboard the rescue helicopter. He was quickly stabilised for flight and then immediately airlifted to Waikato Hospital in a critical condition.

Upon return to Rotorua the rescue helicopter was despatched to return to Waikato Hospital for an urgent patient transfer.


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