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Toddler airlifted to hospital

The Palmerston North Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to a rural property at Putara, in the foothills of the Tararua Ranges, west of Eketahuna, on Friday 11 November, after toddler had collapsed.

The on-board St John Ambulance Intensive Care Paramedic stabilised the child before she was airlifted, along with her mother to Palmerston North Hospital for specialist care.

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