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| Latest Emergency News | Sunday April 22 2012 20:55
Failing light was the key factor in a challenging rescue in the Tararua Ranges earlier this evening.
The Life Flight Trust responded with a Westpac Rescue Helicopter to Mt Holdsworth where a 56-year-old man had a heart attack.
Dense bush and fading light prevented the helicopter landing.
A paramedic was winched down to the patient, then they were both winched back aboard.
The man is now being treated in Wellington Hospital.
Photo: NZ Herald