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A paramedic was winched down to Protesters Falls earlier today (July 17) to treat a man who ran into trouble. Photo Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service.
A paramedic was winched down to Protesters Falls earlier today (July 17) to treat a man who ran into trouble. Photo Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service.

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter had winch inserted a New South Wales Ambulance paramedic to the base of Protesters Falls around 2pm Tuesday afternoon (July 17) to access a 37-year-old male walker who had fallen onto rocks as a result of a medical condition.

The man was treated by the paramedic for minor injuries and was subsequently able to be walked out of the reserve and transported by road ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital in a stable condition.


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