On Saturday afternoon the Waikato Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called out to Whanganui Bay on the western side of Lake Taupo.
The crew attended the scene where an elderly man was suffering from bradycardia.
The patient was attended to by the onboard Itneisve Care Paramedic and was airlifted to Waikato Hospital.
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