The Westpac Air Ambulance Team was paged at 16:16 hours and departed at 18:12 hours for Gisborne Hospital.
The team was tasked to retrieve a 62 year old male with undiagnosed back pain, transported to Waikato Hospital for further investigation.
The flight crew onboard Captain > Carlee McCaw, First Officer > Alyce Wilson and Flight Nurse > Permal Samy.
They returned to Base about 23:30 hours.
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