A mountain-bike rider had to be rescued by the Life Saver Rescue Helicopter late yesterday afternoon after he took a tumble from his bike in rough terrain on private property at Eureka.
The patient could not be moved because of suspected spinal injuries and the helicopter was called in because of difficult access for a road ambulance.
Helicopter and NSW Ambulance paramedics stabilised the patient, who was winched to safety and flown to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.
Earlier the helicopter was called out to a property west of Kyogle where a 57-year-old woman had fallen 30 metres down an embankment.
She was also treated as a spinal injury patient and flown to Gold Coast University Hospital.