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Byron Shire
December 1, 2021

Bushwalker airlifted to hospital with chest pains

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An elderly man who is part of a bushwalking group had to be rescued by helicopter on Sunday morning after he began experiencing chest pain while on a walk near Broadwater Beach.

A Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter spokesperson said the chopper was directed to the area at around midday a when an elderly male, complained of chest pain during an organised coastal walk in the area.

A member of the helicopter medical team was winched into the location to assess and stabilise the man before he was winched onboard the chopper and transported to the Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.


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  1. The weakest person in a group has to keep up with the group. That can be a good thing or a bad thing. For the young it is a good thing. As you get older in safe exercise your optimum heart rate decreases. And that is 220 beat per minute minus you age. So if a person is 70. I am not saying this person was that age, I am generalising, anyone who is 70 years old should not exercise with a heart rate higher than 150 beats per minute.

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