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December 2, 2022

Busy night for Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter

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An extensive search was conducted by Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter off Evans Head last night following a call that a jet ski rider was possibly in trouble.

The helicopter spent approximately half an hour searching the area however there was no evidence of anyone in trouble said a spokesperson for the Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service.

The helicopter was then tasked with attending a property at Urbenville where a 93 year old male had suffered a severe laceration to his head in a fall at his residence.

‘Ambulance Service NSW Paramedics and the Helicopter Critical Care Medical Team have stabilised the patient and he has been airlifted to the Gold Coast University Hospital in a stable condition for further treatment,’ said the spokesperson for Northern NSW Helicopter Rescue Service.

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  1. Oh no! Please, can’t these jetskis be banned? They are a menace. Yet another expensive toy some folks seem to need to enjoy the sea. It was horrible to take a walk in Ballina along the rock wall and experience 6 of these at full throttle racing back and forth where the river meets the sea. Really? Some were so noisy I assume the jerk owner removed the muffler. Let’s get rid of them before the numbers really increase. Surely we’re entitled to quiet enjoyment of our coastal environment without these polluting, useless machines! Imagine how the marine life feels? ENOUGH! BAN JETSKIS!


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