A man has been flown to Waikato Hospital after suffering a serious medical event in Waihi.

The Trustpower TECT Rescue Helicopter was dispatched Waihi at 10am to pick up the 68-year-old local man, who was in a serious condition.

He was flown to Waikato hospital for specialist care. The helicopter was used because of the distance to definitive care.

Philips Search and Rescue Trust (PSRT) is a charitable organisation, operating rescue helicopters throughout the Central North Island.

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Philips Search and Rescue Trust relies on support from principal sponsors and community donations. Special thanks to Tauranga's principal sponsor's, Trustpower and TECT.