On Monday afternoon the Greenlea Rescue Helicopter crew were tasked with a flight to Ruatahuna, located in the Te Urewera’s, 90 kilometres west of Gisborne, and 18 kilometres northwest of Lake Waikaremoana.
The crew picked up a status 1 – 50-year-old male with an acute medical condition. He was treated at the scene by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic before being transported to Rotorua Hospital.
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