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The site of a quad bike rollover near Tenterfield on Sunday (July 8). Photo WRHS

The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter was called out late Sunday (July 8) to an area north west of Tenterfield, near Back Creek, where a 70-year-old male was found trapped under a quad bike on a remote rural property.

The driver had been reported missing for approximately three hours before family members located him on the property.

The helicopter was able to land within 100 metres of the scene of the quad bike rollover and the critical medical team treated the man for multiple injuries before he was airlifted to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

It was the first of three missions for the chopper last night.

The second involved a search in the Tucki Tucki area, south of Lismore, for a 60-year-old male who had been reported missing on a rural property.

The helicopter conducted a short search of the area; the man was meanwhile found by locals in the Tucki Tucki area.

The third mission required the transport of an 18-year-old male injured in a motor vehicle accident in Goonellabah.

The man was a back-seat passenger when the car collided with a power pole.

He was transported by road ambulance to Lismore Base Hospital and then later transferred by helicopter to Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

 

 


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