A 15-year-old was flown to hospital after suffering a cardiac arrest this morning.

The teenage boy was at home, in Te Kuiti, when he became ill.

Paramedics carried out CPR and used a defibrillator on the teen before a rescue helicopter arrived.

Intensive care paramedics from Hamilton flew to the site on the Waikato Rescue Helicopter.

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The teenager was flown to Te Kuiti Hospital, where he was stabilised, then flown to Waikato Hospital.