The Rotorua-based BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Mangakino yesterday at approximately 6.30pm to airlift a 12-year-old local girl who had been found unconscious after a medical event.
Local ambulance initially provided medical attention while Fire Service set up a landing zone for the chopper. St John Intensive Care Paramedics flown out by the helicopter continued to provide medical support en route to Waikato Hospital.
The girl was in a serious but stable condition upon arrival.
The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was used because of the necessity to get girl to hospital as swiftly as possible.