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The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter. Photo contributed
The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter.
Photo contributed

Thieves have used bolt-cutters to gain entry to the base of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service in Lismore to steal two generators.

Police said the thieves broke into the base, located on Bangalow Road at the entrance to Lismore, sometime between 4pm on Wednesday and 6.30am on Thursday.

A photo supplied by police of a generator similar to one of the ones stolen from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter base in Lismore.
A photo supplied by police of a generator similar to one of the ones stolen from the Westpac Rescue Helicopter base in Lismore.

The generators stolen have been described as a Yamaha model, and the other a Honda GH7000.

Lismore police are investigating the theft and would like to hear from anyone who might have information.

The helicopter service is  not-for-profit charity which relies on financial support from the community and the corporate sector.

It does not charge patients for its service and flies an average of seven missions each week.

Anyone with information about the theft of the generators should call Lismore police on 66260599 or Crimestoppers on 1800 333000.




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  1. How Stupididly Rude and Down Right Nasty are these theives. That rescue chopper saves lives and probably you thieves even know someone who has needed it to SAVE their life.
    Karma or the Police Will catch them soon I hope.
    I pray someone can afford to donate at least 1 new generator to the Rescue chopper. Is there Any Lismore businessman and women who can help the rescue chopper out with one


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