Waikanae man suffering chest pain transported to hospital by helicopter

Wednesday 3 March 2010, 7:39AM
By Westpac Rescue Helicopter


The Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter transported a 68 year old
Waikanae man to hospital this afternoon suffering from chest pain.

The helicopter, with a Wellington Free Ambulance paramedic onboard was
called to Waikanae at about 4.00pm today. The helicopter landed at
Waikanae Park to uplift the patient, who was being treated by a
Wellington Free Ambulance crew.

"As we understand it the man had not long finished playing golf this
afternoon, when he began to feel pain in his chest and called an
ambulance" says Colin Larsen, Westpac Rescue Helicopter crewman.

The man was transported by helicopter to Wellington Hospital, where he
is currently being further assessed and treated.