On Wednesday evening, shortly after 7.30pm the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Ruapuke beach, south of Raglan.
A Hamilton woman who was swimming at Ruapuke Beach was rescued from the surf by two bystanders after nearly drowning.
The woman was carried up the beach, once at the scene the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic carefully assessed the woman conditions before being airlifted to Waikato Hospital for further medical treatment.
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