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On Sunday a man fell from a roof at Fernleigh sustaining very serious injuries.

Just before 4pm the Westpac Rescue Helicopter was tasked by New South Wales Ambulance Service to a rural property.

A 73 year old male had fallen from a roof and had received serious injuries. The Helicopter and Critical Care Medical Team landed on the property and assisted the local ambulance paramedic team to treat the male prior to being road transported to the Lismore Base Hospital suffering serious injuries.

The man was escorted in the ambulance by the Critical Care Medical Team and was transported in a stable condition.

The Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter was asked to carry out an urgent medical transfer of the man to the GCUH from Lismore Hospital at start of shift this morning.

He will be escorted by the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team during the flight where he will undergo further specialist treatment.


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