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The injured woman is winched into the Westpac Lifesaver rescue helicopter. Photo supplied
The injured woman is winched into the Westpac Lifesaver rescue helicopter. Photo supplied

A 29-year-old woman who was injured after a heavy fall from her horse at South Ballina beach near Empire Vale yesterday afternoon was flown to hospital by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

The rescue chopper crew had to winch the woman, who suffered multiple injuries, into the aircraft as they were unable to land on the beach due to a high tide.

The on-board paramedic and doctor used a stretcher to help secure the woman for the retrieval winching.

She was flown to the Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.

No more information is available at this stage.

 


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