On Saturday afternoon the TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Te Kaha. Te Kaha is a small community situated in the Bay of Plenty near Opotiki.
A 55-year-old local woman had become unwell with a serious cardiac condition. Once at the scene the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic assessed her condition before being airlifted to Whakatane Hospital for treatment.
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