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Mullum man hospitalised after cooking accident

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A Mullumbimby man has been hospitalised after a cooking accident.
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A 23-year-old Mullumbimby man has been hospitalised with burns after a cooking accident at his Morrison Avenue home overnight.

A spokesperson for NSW Ambulance said the man slipped while cooking, resulting in 10 per cent partial facial burns.

Paramedics found the man conscious and breathing.

They stabilised him and transported him to Brunswick Heads Sport Oval where they were met by the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter.

The patient was flown to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition.

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  1. I am the man that was burned and I would like to clarify a few details. I was cooking Thai pumpkin soup on a methylated spirit burner and was burned as I checked if the soup was balanced well on the stove and accidentally knocked the soup of the burner and had about a shot glass or two of flaming methylated spirit splashed onto 50% not 10% as written in this article…. also I’d like to mention that without the quick response of my little brother who called the ambulance with my mother he kept me calm with his amazing bedside manner (better than the doctor) until the paramedics arrived and worked miracles that I’m sure saved my face and eyesight from permanent disfigurement. Thanks and much appreciation to the amazing paramedics and brilliant nurses at Gold Coast University hospital and the Westpac helicopter organisation…. the paramedics and the nurses in the air and on the ground are real life heroes.


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