Two medical events prompt chopper callout | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Two medical events prompt chopper callout

The Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Oparau, east of Kawhia Harbour to retrieve a 70-year-old man with a known cardiac history who was suffering from the on-set of chest pains.

He was flown to Waikato Hospital for cardiac follow-up treatment.

A few hours later, the helicopter was again dispatched to Maungatautari, where a woman was experiencing feinting and shortness of breath believed to be caused by an allergic reaction.

She was also flown to Waikato for further evaluation and treatment.


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