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February 8, 2023

Female bushwalker winched off Wollumbin track

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The Westpac Life Saver Helicopter hovering over the Wollumbin track as a paramedic is winched down to treat a bushwalker who broke her leg on descent. Photo WRHS

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was tasked to the Wollumbin (Mount Warning) track at lunchtime Monday after reports that a 40-year-old female walker had suffered a lower leg injury while descending the mountain.

Police, SES, VRA and NSW Ambulance personnel were all involved in the recovery of the walker.

A critical care paramedic was successfully winched down to treat the walker and establish the most appropriate recovery method.

Helicopter staff subsequently conducted a winch recovery of the walker from the track.

The patient was treated for lower leg fractures and was flown to Uki sports field where she was transferred into a road ambulance and driven to Murwillumbah Hospital in a stable condition.

 


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