Woman airlifted due to medical emergency | Philips Search and Rescue Trust

Woman airlifted due to medical emergency

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched the rural township of Murupara (55km SE of Rotorua), on Friday 16 September to 48-year-old woman.

The woman was suffering from a severe medical event and required urgent transport to hospital.

She was stabilised by St John paramedics at the scene before being airlifted to Rotorua Hospital in a serious condition.


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