At 15.oo hours the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to Wharepuhunga, south of Mt Maungatautauri.
The crew landed at the scene where they were meet with an unresponsive teen, who was also a diabetic. Once assessed by the onboard Intensive Care Paramedic it was suspected that the teenager was progressing into diabetic ketoacidosis, a life-threatening condition.
They airlifted the patient to Waikato Hospital for immediate medical attention.
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