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Byron Shire
September 17, 2021

Tree falls on 65 year old at Lennox Head

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A tree fell on a 65 year old man in Lennox Head yesterday afternoon. The tree was knocked over by strong winds in the area. He was sitting under the tree when it fell on him and it took eight people to lift it off.

The WestpacHelicopter and paramedics attended the scene. The patient reportedly suffered a head and shoulder injury.

The patient was treated at the scene before being transported to Lismore Base Hospital by a paramedic ambulance, the helicopter returned to base. He is reported in a stable condition.


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Queensland passes voluntary assisted dying laws

Dying with Dignity NSW has welcomed the passage of Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD) laws in Queensland and is hoping that NSW Parliament resumes next month so that this issue can be addressed in NSW without further delay.

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