Man suffers heart attack bushwalking at Yamba

A man had to be airlifted from Yuragir NP after suffering a heart attack while bushwalking on Sunday (June 24). Photo WHRS

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter was called out on Sunday (June 24) to Shelly Beach Headland, south of Yamba.

A 45-year-old male had suffered a suspected heart attack while bush walking in Yuragir National Park with his family.

The scene of the incident was remote, which required the Rescue Helicopter to winch in a doctor and critical care paramedic.

The patient was treated onsite, winched into the rescue helicopter and flown to Gold Coast University Hospital for further treatment.

Fisherman treated

In a separate incident, the helicopter was called out early Saturday morning to the Yamba Lighthouse. It was reported that a 80-year-old male had suffered a cardiac arrest whilst fishing.

The patient was treated on scene by the helicopter critical are team and flown to Gold Coast University Hospital.

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