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Ballina ‘bridge jumper’ found safe and well

Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter landing at Gold Coast University Hospital. Photo WRHS

Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter was tasked overnight (September 10) to Missingham Bridge in Ballina after someone was reported to have jumped off the bridge and not resurfaced.

Surf Life Saving volunteers and police commenced a search as the helicopter was tasked.

Before the helicopter arrived on the scene, the person of interest was located by police safe and well and the aircraft returned to base.

This morning helicopter undertook an inter hospital transfer from Lismore to the Gold Coast University Hospital of a 64-year-old female who had suffered a severe stroke.


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